2:14 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Swift Plant Settles Some, But Not All, Violations With Louisville Air District

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Louisville Metro has reached an agreement with the J.B. Swift plant in Butchertown over some administrative violations, but the plant’s issues with alleged odor violations remain unresolved.

The Air Pollution Control Board today approved fining Swift $24,550 for failing to correctly report particulate, carbon monoxide and greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 to 2012.

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2:16 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Louisville's Swift Plant Fined $98,000 for Two Years of Odor, Permit Violations

Part of the Butchertown neighborhood.
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Louisville Metro Government has fined the JBS/Swift plant in the city’s Butchertown neighborhood nearly $100,000 for violations.

The Notice of Violation issued by the Louisville Air Pollution Control District alleges that the JBS Swift plant in Butchertown let objectionable odors leave the plant numerous times over the past two years, and cites more than 50 complaints from local residents. The facility was also fined for failing to report emissions and keep monitoring records.

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