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The Farmers Union Co-operative or Cenex of Montevideo wants to expand its anhydrous ammonia storage by erecting three tanks to hold a total of 78,000 gallons at its propane and ag-chemical operations site in the Smith Addition of Montevideo. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Court remands permit for three anhydrous ammonia storage tanks in Montevideo

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MONTEVIDEO -- Kim Johnson's concerns over plans by the Farmers Union Co-op Oil Company or Cenex to build an expanded, anhydrous ammonia storage facility near his home only grew as he gathered information about the dangers of the farm fertilizer.


Those concerns became a lawsuit when the city of Montevideo approved a conditional use permit on Aug. 3, 2009.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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