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Local WI Officials Question Above-ground Ethanol Tanks.

Local Wisconsin newspaper the Janesville Gazette reported last week that five above-ground storage tanks proposed as part of a new $60-million ethanol production facility to be built in Milton, WI are illegal under the city's zoning laws. Additionally, the newspaper said local officials remain unsure whether United Ethanol, the firm working to build the ethanol plant, will be granted a variance for the tanks.

According to the Gazette, United Ethanol plans to assemble five tanks with a total storage capacity of 1.3 million gallons. However, the newspaper noted that the city's zoning laws only allow storage tanks of 100,000 to 400,000 gallons.

The Gazette said United Ethanol has a conditional-use permit to build the facility, but a variance may violate the terms of the permit, forcing the firm to either utilize smaller tanks or face removal of the permit.

(JANESVILLE GAZETTE: 12/14)
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