Arkansas Company Accused of Dumping Toxic “Forever Chemicals” In The Water

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One of Arkansas’ biggest companies has been accused of contaminating local water supplies!

According to National Public Radio’s KUAF, the Springdale-based Tyson Foods has been accused of dumping millions of pounds of toxic materials into water supplies across the country. They’ve allegedly been doing it for years!

Water Contamination Reported

Scientists behind a group called Union of Concerned Scientists researched the impact Tyson Foods has on water supplies over 5 years (from 2018 to 2022). The findings are disturbing.

Lead researchers Dr. Stacy Woods and Dr. Omanjana say they found “runoff” caused by the follow forever chemicals:

  • Oil.
  • Cyanide.
  • Chloride.
  • Nitrogen.
  • Phosphorous.

Even worse, the scientists suggest the chemical dumping has led to dead zones and potential health risks for residents near the dumping grounds.

You can listen to the special interview of the scientists here.

One Of Arkansas’ Biggest Companies

Tyson Foods is one of the giant job producers in the state of Arkansas.

Based out of Springdale, Arkansas, they bring thousands of jobs to our state. They even employ a whopping 142,000 people across the country.


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