"Not in my backyard" is likely the cry of some residents of Clinton, Iowa, as some residents have filed a lawsuit against Archer Daniels Midland Co. complaining about the company's new plant that makes Mirel bioplastics. The plant opened in March. According to this report from the Quad City Times, 47 plaintiffs who own or rent homes near the plant filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Davenport, Iowa, complaining about noise, odor, light, dust, traffic and vibrations from the plant. The plaintiffs want damages, and they're asking the court to make ADM stop operating the plant from until the company can address the problems. I expect the court will encourage ADM to minimize its impact on the neighborhood -- without shutting it down. In the meantime, all the other depressed communities that would like to have a company invest hundreds of millions of dollars and bring 100 new jobs to their town can sit back and imagine how nice it would be to be in Clinton, Iowa, right now.
Neighbors complain about Mirel plant
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