USDA orders $20 million to address agrochemical plant pollution

AUGUSTA, Ga.

— USDA is ordering a total of $20.5 million to tackle contamination at a Georgia steel plant, a state health official said Thursday.

The agency’s Office of the Inspector General said in a statement that it was notified of the pollution in May and took the steps needed to address the contamination.

The $20m in funding will help pay for testing, remediation, and remediation services for the plant.

USDA also plans to provide incentives for other companies to comply with its standards.

The plant is located in a rural area in north Georgia.