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Grafton gives fish plant 30 days to stop smells

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GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shut down.

Grafton Police Chief Chris Sullivan filed the ruling Wednesday against American Heartland Fish Products. The company has five days to appeal.

The carp-rendering plant opened in April, turning the invasive species into dehydrated meal and fish oil. American Heartland promised the community that the plant wouldn’t produce any odors.

Sullivan says the city can fine or shut down the plant if the company doesn’t successfully address the smells.

The (Alton) Telegraph ( ) reports the height of exhaust stacks at the plant was increased by engineers following a recent recommendation from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. But the change has yet to be tested.
Information from: The Telegraph,

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