Greenville Residents Fearful Of Proposed Fertilizer Mixing Plant

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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GREENVILLE (CBS 11 NEWS) – A proposed fertilizer mixing plant near downtown Greenville has city leaders asking questions—and many residents voicing concerns.

“It’s about three blocks SE of here,” says Alan Armstrong.  Armstrong owns Muzzy’s Alley, a downtown Greenville antique shop.  He says memories of the West explosion are still too fresh to have such a facility so near.  “Maybe they need to put it in neutral for a little while until they find out what regulations [they] really need.”

But, no amount of oversight would satisfy some residents.

“Not in any way, shape, form or fashion, not in the middle of town,” insists Arthur Bjork.  “I don’t care what kind of safety measures are put in place, you don’t do something like that when you know that it’s hazardous.”

Mears Fertilizer, based in El Dorado, Kansas, has submitted an application for an air quality…

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