Storm Lake Tyson Foods Plants Team With Pollution Prevention Interns

A business in Storm Lake is among ten that have teamed with the Iowa DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program this summer.

The program is designed to increase the efficiency of its operations and reduce associated costs. One of the participating businesses is the Tyson Foods plants in Storm Lake.

The Pollution Prevention program consists of upper-level engineering students who work on-site at their assigned company to conduct in-depth assessments, analyze data, research pollution prevention strategies, and provide calculated recommendations. Companies utilize the data to make informed decisions and drive implementations that will help meet their environmental performance goals.

Since 2001, more than 200 Iowa companies, hospitals, universities, and government agencies have teamed with the Pollution Prevention Intern Program, accumulating more than 114 million dollars in savings from using resources more efficiently, and improving environmental performance. Funding for the program includes federal grants, portions of solid waste tonnage fees, and cost share contributed by the host companies.


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