By Walter F. Roche Jr.
US Nitrogen has been cited by Mosheim officials for being in "significant violation" of pretreatment requirements for the discharge of water into the local wastewater treatment facility during 2016.
The violation was noted in a legal notice published recently in Greene County newspapers.
Citing federal law and regulations, the notice states that the improper discharges by US Nitrogen and another company, DTR Tennessee, did not cause significant damage to the Lick Creek Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
DTR is an automotive parts manufacturer, while US Nitrogen produces ammonium nitrate.
Incidents of non-compliance were recorded in the period starting Jan. 1, 2016 and ending Dec. 31, 2016," the notice states.
"The industries listed are making or have made changes in effort to comply with the pretreatment regulations," the notice states.
The notice was signed by Mosheim Mayor Thomas L. Gregg.
US Nitrogen did not respond to a request for comment.