DNR issues draft air quality permits for plant

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued draft air quality permits for a proposed $1.7 billion fertilizer plant near Sioux City.

DNR environmental engineer Chad Roling tells the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/15pTrZ3 ) the agency issued the draft permits, then will make a final decision after a 30-day public comment period that began Friday.

CF Industries applied for 28 state air permits as part of the expansion. DNR staff concluded emissions from the plant aren’t projected to “cause of contribute” to a violation of air quality standards.

The project will add new ammonia and granular urea production plants to the existing CF Industries Port Neal facility, which is located at Sergeant Bluff on the south edge of Sioux City.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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