|Lee County, IA, April 15, 2019 – This morning, Iowa
Fertilizer has experienced an unplanned interruption to our production. The plant will begin the restart process immediately. Iowa Fertilizer is deeply committed to communicating with all stakeholders and community members to ensure everyone is aware of these activities.
Over the next few days, you will see higher than normal flaring, accompanied by higher than normal noise levels due to the flaring and other steam venting. Flaring is the large flames sometimes seen safely above our facility.
The flaring during startups is, by design, safe and is harmless to the environment or the surrounding community. The flaring will have periods of changes in color and intensity as we advance through startup of our different stages of the process. Intensity at night could be amplified by the particular timing of a startup stage or due to low cloud cover.
Iowa Fertilizer is within full compliance of all air quality permits and regulations regarding these flares. The plant startup will be completed as soon as practically possible as it is our intent to get back to full production and no flaring in the next few days.
As always, Iowa Fertilizer Company will maintain our commitment and focus on safety, the environment and the
well-being of our surrounding community during these startup activities. At Iowa Fertilizer, we take safety very seriously and work diligently to always be a good neighbor.
Iowa Fertilizer Company is a leader in the fertilizer industry. The plant in Wever, Iowa, is the first greenfield nitrogen
fertilizer facility constructed in the United States in more than 25 years. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production, industry-leading technology, and environmentally sustainable processes, Iowa Fertilizer Company helps provide
farmers in Iowa and around the country with a stable, domestic supply of fertilizer.
For more information, visit Iowa
Fertilizer Company at www.iowafertilizer.com.
Iowa Fertilizer (IFCo) is deeply committed to communicating with all stakeholders and community members to ensure everyone is aware of activities that may impact or be noticed in our neighborhood.