Big Ox Energy spokesman Kevin Bradley told the Sioux City Journal that it won’t be accepting truckloads of organic waste from customers and will wind down operations until early next month.
Bradley says the extent of damage and necessary repairs will determine how long production will be halted. Bradley say the damage has occurred since Big Ox began operations in September 2016.
Earlier this month Nebraska officials cited Big Ox for failing to control emissions. Inspectors had noticed gas leaking from a damaged anaerobic digester structure. The plant has been under scrutiny since neighbors complained about the plant’s odor.