New plan submitted for Ga. grease plant cleanup

The proprietor of a former grease recycling plant has submitted a new plan to clean up the 90-acre site in the Jackson County community of Talmo.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Jackson County Superior Court Judge David Motes had threatened to jail Agri-Cycle owner Richard Harville unless he delivered a workable cleanup plan this week.

The plan lays out a system for processing or removing nearly 10 million gallons of grease and water, but Agri-Cycle, which has filed for bankruptcy, does not have the money to carry out the plan.

Motes found Harville in contempt of court earlier this month for failing to comply with an order enforcing a 2007 order from the state Environmental Protection Division to close the plant and make plans to clean up the site.


Information from: Athens Banner-Herald,