The Department of Natural Resources has suspended the air-discharge permit of a Carthage turkey-waste processing plant for 60 days. That means the Renewable Environmental Solutions plant has to shut down. Governor Matt Blunt had ordered DNR to force a temporary shutdown of the plant because of the strong odors it produces when making oil out of leftover turkey parts from a neary processing plant. DNR Director Doyle Childers says the agency will keep working with the company to solve the problem, but the permit won’t be restored until RES has taken all necesary steps to eliminate the odors. The DNR action says the odors present a clear and present danger to the public welfare.
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