Construction begins on Wever fertilizer plant

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The Iowa Fertilizer Company’s plant in Wever, Iowa will be one of the top fertilizer plants in the world. According to Dave Pearson, a director for Orascom Construction Inc., the plant will have the ability of producing 7 million tons of nitrogen-based fertilizer.  Continue reading

Fertilizer plant gains air quality approval form DNR

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As detailed in a blog post a couple weeks ago, the large fertilizer plant that’s being built in Wever, Iowa is concerning many local residents. These residents fear that the plant might pose environmental and health risks.

On Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources approved the plant’s air quality permits. The plant needed to gain this approval before beginning construction.

Read about the permit approval, and the continued concerns of Wever residents here.