Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Green" but smelly Illinois Asian carp processing plant closes

Illinois River at Buffalo Rock
State Park
The recently-opened "green technology" Asian carp in Grafton, Illinois closed this week. American Heartland Fish Products, which operated the facility, promised officials of the small town near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers that there would be no foul odors. But despite the greenness there was, and the company was given 30 days by Grafton to get rid of the smell or close. They chose the latter.

Amazingly, according to KPLR-TV, the stench arose because the equipment used by American Heartland Fish Products was designed for catfish, not carp.

Not that is a fish story if I ever heard one.

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