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EPA fines owner of two Iowa fertilizer plants

By: - May 14, 2020 5:05 pm

November and December are traditionally a time where Iowa sees an increase in unemployment claims due to the end of harvest. Construction, agriculture and landscaping companies very often lay off some of their workforce after October. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Troy Elevator Inc. $37,063 for environmental violations at its anhydrous ammonia facilities in Bloomfield and Blakesburg.

Troy had accidental ammonia releases that injured employees. The company has since taken action to meet regulations on how to prevent or respond to releases, EPA reported.

EPA also filed Midland Marketing Co-op Inc. $19,999 for similar violations at its facility in Palco, Kansas.

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