Storm Lake Tyson Foods Among Companies Teaming with Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Eight Iowa businesses, including one in Storm Lake, have teamed with the Iowa DNR’s Pollution Prevention Intern Program this summer to increase the efficiency of their operations and reduce associated costs.

Upper-level engineering students 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.

Tyson Foods of Storm Lake is one of the companies participating in the Pollution Prevention Intern Program. Others include Polaris Industries in Spirit Lake, Monogram Quality Foods in Denison, and Wells Enterprises in LeMars.

Since 2001, more than 195 Iowa companies, hospitals, universities, and government agencies have participated in the program. Funding for the program is provided by federal grants, portions of solid waste tonnage fees, and cost share contributed by the host companies.


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