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Burley Officials Concerned About Plant Odors

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:41pm

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) -- The Burley City Council in south-central Idaho has approved sending a letter to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality detailing its concerns about bad smelling emissions from a vegetable-dehydration plant.

The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1nmeXI0) that the council on Wednesday also went into closed session to consider taking legal action against Ida Pro.

But a city official says councilors made no decisions at the meeting.

Residents say emissions from the plant in the city's industrial park burn eyes and throats.

Ida Pro owner Jeremy Anderson says the company has already spent $500,000 to eliminate odors.

He says the company has ordered a device that should eliminate the odor but it won't be installed until July.

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