Iowa families in north Iowa county seek more action to address rotting hog smell

Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 6:51 AM

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant.

The Des Moines Register reports that an attorney for the Estherville families filed a motion this week pushing for Emmet County leaders to take stronger action against Central Bi-Products, a Minnesota-based company.

The families say the county isn't doing enough to ensure the problem gets fixed after three years of "extremely noxious, highly objectionable odors."

The families' attorney filed a motion to intervene in an Emmet County petition that seeks $4,750 from Farmers Union Industries, the parent of Central Bi-Products, for violating its conditional-use permit.

The plant's owner has said it's making improvements that should reduce the odor.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
16° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 6°
Albert Lea
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 14°
Austin
Clear
18° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 9°
Charles City
Clear
16° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 7°
Rochester
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 1°
Waiting for the weekend warm-up
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

30 Hour Famine

Image

Coronavirus Mask shortage

Image

Why a Leap Year?

Image

A Second Chance at a Beautiful Smile

Image

City, medical leaders unveil plans to combat the coronavirus

Image

Why Leap Year?

Image

Leap Year Explained

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/28

Image

North Iowa Home and Landscaping Show

Image

Firefighters prepare for Coronavirus

Community Events