Plant at the center of controversy may reopen

CARTHAGE, MO (AP) - The owners of a plant in Carthage that closed after years of complaints about odors are considering reopening the facility.

Renewable Environmental Solutions closed in March, 2009, when its owners declared bankruptcy. That came after three years of complaints about odors that eventually led to state fines and an order by then-Gov. Matt Blunt closing the plant.

The odors came from turkey remains the plant used to make diesel fuel.

The Carthage Press reports that plant manager Jim Crum recently told city leaders that the plant could reopen sometime in the next six months.

Crum told Mayor Jim Woestman and City Manager Tom Short that the plant would use grease and old fry oil as feedstock, rather than turkey waste.

Information from: Carthage Press

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