Senate bill aims to provide odor relief for Missouri residents.
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Senate bill aims to provide odor relief for Missouri residents.

Date: April 23, 2008
By: Emily Rau
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Missouri Senate granted first round approval to a bill that will establish harsher penalties for air and water pollution.

Emily Rau(R-OW) has more from the State Capitol.

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Residents of Carthage, Missouri want relief from the constant odor that covers their community.

The smell is caused by a nearby recycling plant that converts animal parts into petroleum.

Republican Senator Gary Nodler sponsored a bill that will penalize companies that violate air and water pollution guidelines.

 

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Description: This is not in a rural area this is in an urban area within the corporate limits of the city. And it's impeded a significant tourism industry as well as being a significant inconvienence to the residents of the community in general.

The bill faces another vote in the Senate before it goes to the House.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Emily Rau.