College Interns Helping Storm Lake Turkey Operations Develop Environmental Stewardship Opportunities

The Tyson Foods turkey operations in Storm Lake have partnered with the Iowa DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program.

The partnership is part of Tyson’s mission to increase operational efficiencies and reduce associated costs. Tyson Foods is one of ten Iowa businesses that are participating to give upper-level college students the opportunity to work on projects that impact a range of industries’ abilities to reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source. The project will focus on reducing solid waste at the turkey plant.

The program is a paid 11-week internship at the turkey plant in Storm Lake. Interns will work closely with the environmental manager to develop and execute a project focused on pollution prevention benefits. Pollution prevention practices usually result in a company’s financial savings, enhanced employee safety, and reduced liability and risks.

More than 200 Iowa companies have partnered with the P2 Intern Program since 2001, which has resulted in over 114-million dollars in savings through the efficient use of resources.

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