Mississippi Phosphates pleads guilty in pollution case

A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer has pleaded guilty to federal allegations of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways.
 
The government had contended Mississippi Phosphates killed fish and destroyed marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula.
 
Prosecutors say in a news release that the company entered the plea today before a federal judge in Gulfport.
 
Last October, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy judge has since approved a plan to sell the company.
 
The government says the judge accepted a plea agreement by which the company will transfer 320 acres of property near its Pascagoula plant to become a part of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
 
Last October, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and a judge approved its sale.

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