The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Fibrominn, a Benson power plant, recently reached an agreement to resolve the company's alleged air-quality and permit violations, the agency announced December 21st. Alleged violations occurring since 2007, including excess emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide, resulted in a $65,000 penalty.
Fibrominn, which burns primarily turkey litter to generate electricity, agreed to take corrective action including the installation of a sulfur dioxide monitor. They also have submitted plans for testing to keep the facility in legal compliance.
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