Patriot-News does good reporting job on the soybean plant controversy

soybeabA proposal to build a soybean processing plant in Marietta near the Lancaster incinerator is shaking up a sleepy agricultural section of Lancaster County. 05/30/2013 Sean Simmers | ssimmers@pennlive.com

“Here is a deeper look at the environmental divide in rural, northern Lancaster County over Perdue AgriBusiness’s plan to build a soybean processing plant that uses the solvent hexane to unleash soybean oil.

Perdue AgriBusiness wants to construct a soybean grain elevator and processing plant in Conoy Twp. in Lancaster County, near Bainbridge. The plant would be built on 57 acres adjacent to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s waste-to-energy facility. With a capacity of 1.5 million bushels, the grain elevator will receive, process, dry, store and ship soybeans that are grown and harvested throughout the region. The processing plant will process 17.5 million bushels of soybeans per year and produce soybean meal, soybean hulls and soybean oil.

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