City Council wants AGP to reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide in sewer system

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – AGP — the mammoth soybean processing plant on the northeast edge of town — was before the Aberdeen City Council this week offering ways to reduce high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the city’s sanitary sewer system.

The council met in special session Wednesday. The city could levy fines or take emergency action to suspend the plant’s wastewater discharge permit, but no such action was taken or recommended.

Instead, Peggi Badten, superintendent of the city Water Reclamation Plant, asked AGP to come up with a plan to immediately address the hydrogen sulfide and reduce levels of  biochemical oxygen demand, which have exceeded the limits placed by the city since wastewater discharge began in July.

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