State Reopens Discussions Regarding Fertilizer Plant in Posey County Created by kmiller on 4/8/2014 12:22:13 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): The State of Indiana is reopening discussions regarding a company backed by a Pakistani group and its plan for a fertilizer plant. Last year, the state pulled its support for the Midwest Fertilizer Company and the Fatima Group's project in Posey County after concerns were expressed by the U.S. Department of Defense over the potential to use fertilizer produced in Pakistan against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. It's now been suggested that the fertilizer is being formulated so that it is quote "more inert and less-detonable to limit its usefulness to extremists and terrorists." The Department of Defense has finished the second series of tests on the formula and is calling Fatima Group's efforts to improve the fertilizer's safety "commendable."