Swiss Valley Farms Cooperative, a cheese manufacturer, has reportedly agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,800 for violating environmental regulations regarding the public reporting of toxic chemicals.

Radio Iowa, quoting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spokesman, said the settlement is over the company’s failure to report toxic chemicals at its plant in Luana, Iowa. Read more.

“It is very important that the community is aware of any kind of potentially toxic chemicals in the area, and that is what this violation is about, not disclosing and letting everyone know that they do have these toxic chemicals there, at their facility,” EPA Spokesman Ben Washburn said.