Nebraska files 97-page complaint against Mead ethanol plant

Attorney General Doug Peterson said Monday the complaint includes 18 causes of action against AltEn alleging numerous environmental violations. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The State of Nebraska has filed a 97-page civil complaint against a Mead ethanol plant.

Attorney General Doug Peterson said Monday the complaint includes 18 causes of action against AltEn alleging numerous environmental violations.

8 Investigates has been following this story since January. The original report can be found here.

Peterson said it became clear that AltEn, which had been directed to deal with issues including a wastewater spill and collection of treated corn, would not comply with state orders.

“It’s a clear case of a corporation coming in and failing to be a good partner,” he said.

Gov. Pete Ricketts joined Peterson is saying the plant is poorly managed.

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The lawsuit seeks to compel AltEn to comply with state directives, recoup money spent by the state in cleanup efforts and to potentially impose financial penalties for the violations.

This is a developing story, we will continue to provide more information as it becomes available. 

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2021-03-01 Complaint

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