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Bushmills Ethanol pays $800,000 fine for Minn. wastewater violations

Published 04/21/2012, West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Bushmills Ethanol Inc. of Atwater has paid an $800,000 civil penalty for wastewater treatment violations for discharging wastewater containing unpermitted levels of dissolved minerals — salts — and other pollutants and then providing inaccurate information about the discharges at the company’s ethanol production facility in Atwater. The discharges were not authorized in its wastewater permit, according to information released Friday by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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