Indiana herbicide company faces fine over environmental complaints


By: Associated Press

SELMA, Ind. (AP) — An herbicide company faces nearly $130,000 in state fines over environmental complaints at its eastern Indiana plant.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has ordered the fine against Eco-Pak for more than 20 violations at the facility in the Delaware County town of Selma.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports that an inspector cited Eco-Pak for releasing wastewater contaminated with low concentrations of weed killers in multiple places, allowing it to reach neighboring properties.

Eco-Pak general manager Nick Hoffman says the company is working with the environmental agency to resolve the alleged violations.

The company makes herbicides for the industrial vegetation management market, including vegetation control along rights of way.