Judge penalizes hog producer for fish kill in Iowa
A Clay County judge has ordered a northwest Iowa hog producer to pay a $15,000 penalty.
The fine was for an illegal manure application last year that led to a fish kill.
The civil penalty was assessed against Bruce Click, who owns and operates a 4,000-hog operation in Peterson, for applying the manure last September.
Authorities say the manure flowed into a tributary of the Little Sioux River, resulting in water quality standard violations and a fish kill.
In the consent decree, Click admitted to the violations and agreed to the penalty and a permanent injunction against further violations.