Owner Offers to Pay for Odor Testing at Plant

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Wednesday, March 28 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:56:42 PM CDT March 28, 2007 in News
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CARTHAGE (AP) - The owner of a plant in Carthage has offered to pay for tests to see if repeated odor complaints are justified. State officials say the owners of Renewable Environmental Solutions want to show that their plant is not the cause of the unpleasant odor in the city. Missouri Department of Natural Resources chief Doyle Childers said most odor complaints in Carthage are directed at RES. The alternative-fuel plant had been the target of lawsuits and complaints, prompting Governor Blunt to briefly order it closed. The company spent $3 million to install new odor equipment. Recently the DNR began hearing more complaints linked to the plant. State officials will choose the company to conduct the odor tests and RES will be responsible for the cost.

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