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Audrain Co. Company Settles with EPA

A drug company in Audrain County settles a case with the EPA for big bucks.

Attorney General Chris Koster announced the $2.2 million agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals  on Thursday. The company makes antibiotics at its plant near Mexico. The EPA says a green-colored discharge from the plant made its way through the Salt River in December 2008, all the way to Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri. Further investigations found more pollution violations at the plant.

Half of the settlement money will go to the Audrain County School Fund, and the company also agreed to start procedures to better track its environmental discharge and look for hazardous leaks.

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