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Rendering plant on corrective action plan

Central Bi-Products says it's "working diligently" to fix issues

October 1, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - StafF Writer ( , Estherville News

City administrator Penny Clayton handed council members a copy of a letter from Dan Hildebrandt, President/CEO of Farmers Union Industries, addressed to Estherville Mayor Kenny Billings. Dated Monday, Oct. 1, the letter highlighted a corrective action plan Hildebrandt stated the company is implementing.

Among Hildebrandt's claims:

The building under construction, said in earlier meetings and statements to be one in which workers will be able to unload trucks inside, has been enclosed.

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Dan Lutat addresses the Emmet County Supervisors, officials from Farmers Union Industries, including Hildebrandt, and the public at a July 19 meeting regarding the odor issues.

Trailers that have been emptied and disinfected will be stored inside.

The company is working with "industry experts" to fully understand the source of each odor

A new air scrubber will be delivered in November, installed by Jan. 1, 2019

An "air polishing" system will be installed this month to further remove residual odor compounds

The company will "continually research" new and innovative technologies to control odor.

Hildebrandt also said over $3.8 million of improvements have been made to Central Bi-Products in Estherville.

See Thursday's edition of the Estherville News for further details about the rendering plant's odor issue.



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