The Mead Planning Commission ultimately put off a decision, opting instead to take time to consider a proposal put forward by the plant to suspend the conditional use permit rather than revoking it outright.
The 10-year study, which is expected to cost $1 million annually, will begin ramping up in the coming weeks, area residents learned at a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday.
A frozen pipe on a 4 million gallon tank at AltEn burst last week, releasing a combination of manure and thin stillage -- a byproduct of ethanol manufacturing -- that traveled more than 4 miles downstream, according to state officials.
The collapse of dozens of bee colonies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's research center near Mead was the first sign something was wrong. Then it was sick dogs and dead raccoons.
No other ethanol plants have ever been willing to "take a chance" using such contaminated grain, said former Sen. Loran Schmit, who championed the ethanol industry in the Legislature in the 1970s and later as a lobbyist.
Residents of Mead, which is about 12 miles west of Omaha’s city limits, say they fear that the plant's waste is causing health problems, contaminating the land and harming wildlife.
As the growing season draws to an end, and we put away our gardening equipment, it’s also important to store any remaining pesticide products properly to prevent contamination and maintain product effectiveness for next year.
Each gardener decides how to handle pest problems that arise in their lawn or landscape. A variety of techniques can be used in most cases, including cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical controls.
Major locust outbreaks can be devastating. One between 2003 and 2005 cost more than $500 million to control across 20 countries in northern Africa, the FAO has said. It caused more than $2.5 billion in harvest losses.
Unfortunately, the answer may very well be yes.
During the Mexican Revolution from 1910-20, the U.S. began adopting policies to halt refugees seeking to escape the violence. Some white people complained that Mexican migrants carried diseases and lice and demanded federal officials delouse migrants.
Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. Here's a look at the rest as well as the "Clean 15."
It's time to tune into the Dirty Dozen, based on the Environmental Working Group's analysis of USDA tests on pesticide residues on conventionally grown produce. Even if you wash and peel produce, pesticide residues in conventional fruits and vegetables persist; almost 70 percent of conventional...
If you apply restricted use pesticides, you need to keep records of those applications for at least three years and you need to make this reco…
Salad luncheon at Eagles Club