FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2016
The Department orders Nevada companies to address air quality violations
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has identified the parties responsible for recent odors in the area of an animal feed ingredient processing facility in Nevada, Mo. and issued an Abatement Order to require the companies to take action to address air quality violations. Nutra-Flo Company, Inc., Kay-Dee Feed, LLC, NF Protein, LLC, and Custom Drying Solutions, LLC, own and operate the plant.
The plant’s manufacturing process involves drying and evaporating ingredients, the emissions of which are then directed to a scrubber and vented out of the facility through a stack.
Strong odors have been reported throughout the City of Nevada as a result of activities at the plant. On Sept. 2, an odor violation was documented and, on Sept. 28, a Letter of Warning was issued. The Department has continued to receive odor complaints from residents and identified another odor violation on Oct. 19. Today’s order compels the companies to take corrective action and address the air quality violations.
The companies are required to submit a response by Nov. 4. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will continue to ensure appropriate actions are taken to protect human health and the environment.