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MEAD, Neb. (WOWT) - An ethanol plant in Mead was ordered last Thursday to immediately stop the discharge of wastewater from the plant, amid environmental concerns. Less than a week later, the plant shut down completely, per state orders.
The owner of the facility, AltEn, LLC “Is likely to cause and may have already caused pollution to the air, waters, and land of the state”, according to the order from the Department of Environment and Energy. One of the biggest concerns at the plant is the distiller’s grains from corn seed fermentation which have insecticides.