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wastewater into renewable
The Scranton, Arkansas, facility finds beneficial reuses for waste
products from Tyson's production around the area and is committed
Paul Bredwell, US Poultry & Egg Association; Paul Turner, Karalea
Wells, Dana Pierce, River Valley Animal Foods | Courtesy River Valley
River Valley Animal Foods treats 800,000 gallons of wastewater daily.
| Courtesy of River Valley Animal Foods
Tyson Foods River Valley Animal
Foods (RVAF) in Scranton,
Arkansas, underscores environmental stewardship through its
capture of the final poultry protein meals and fat commodities.
Because of this, RVAF received
the 2017 U.S. Poultry & Egg
Association Clean Water Award
for the full treatment category.
RVAF is responsible for the
beneficial reuse of offal, feathers and blood received from 20
locations ranging from 20 to 200
miles away. The facility's products
are used as ingredients in animal
foods and feed meal blends by its
customers, with recent new locations including southeastern Asia.
While typically more than 60 percent of raw materials received are
converted into finished products,
the cooking, pressing and drying
processes also generate a large
volume of water that would create
a significant environmental problem without advanced treatment.
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