AltEn ethanol plant loses its conditional use permit

An eastern Nebraska ethanol plant no longer has its conditional use permit. 

The Village of Mead board voted unanimously Tuesday night. 

This comes after the AltEn ethanol plant has been cited for using pesticide-treated seed corn, which can be harmful to people and animals. 

The ethanol plant has been under fire in the last year. There's currently a lawsuit from the Nebraska Attorney General's Office for violating environmental protection laws. 

The only thing AltEn is legally allowed to do now is clean the wastewater left after a leak several months ago. 

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