Final water permits granted for US Nitrogen

US Nitrogen’s Tennessee greenfield project racked up more lawsuits this week, but also received the final permits required to proceed with its controversial water plans.

They have decided to use a “split flow” plan for water source and discharge that combines a double pipeline from and to the Nolichucky River, with an additional discharge to the local Mosheim wastewater facility (Mosheim has yet to approve the plans). About 10% of the water will now go to the wastewater plant, which was originally going to have taken all the effluent.

The double pipeline is not popular with the locals, although the wastewater facility eventually empties into the Nolichucky anyway. By combining both plans, the project could become less controversial – if essentially the same from an environmental perspective.

Full details on the evolving story, which I’m sure has more life left in it yet, are here: Greeneville, TN – US Nitrogen.

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