April 22, 2006 - Posted at 12:42 p.m. CST
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) _ Leaders of the southwest city of Carthage
say no new complaints have been reported since the re-opening last
month of a plant that turns turkey waste into fuel oil.
The Department of Natural Resources shut down Renewable
Environmental Resources temporarily in December because of
complaints about foul odors.
But the plant was allowed to reopen on a limited basis after
odor-control equipment was installed.
The agency will keep an eye on the plant until July to make sure
the smells don't return.
RES is owned by Changing World Technologies. The plant uses heat
and pressure to convert bones, feathers, fat and other leftovers
from the Butterball turkey plant into fuel oil.