Many times the results are fascinating.
A case in point is Wes Franklin's article in today's Neosho Daily News on the state citing Moark for two odor violations:
The company's vice president of operations, Dan Hudgens, told the Daily News that what put odors over the limit were problems at the time with the filtering system inside the compost facility compound, also referred to as the Farmer Automatic Building (FAB). He said while the facility has been completely enclosed, they have experienced some difficulties with the building's scrubber - an air pollution control device that acts much like a filtering system. Hudgens said the original scrubber was a selsor pad soaked with water, but said it didn't always seem to block out foul smells.
"It hasn't worked as well as we had hoped," Hudgens said.
He noted Moark intends to incorporate new technology into the scrubber device, though he wasn't certain of the exact details involved. Hudgens stated that at the time the excessive odor readings were taken, the scrubber was shut down for readjustment in preparation for those newer developments. This was the answer Hudgens said was given to the DNR in Moark's response to both notices of excessive emissions.
However, after review, the DNR's Air Pollution Control Program wasn't convinced and filed the odor violation charges against Moark on Thursday of last week.