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Midwest Fertilizer selecting location for new Posey Co. plant

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POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -

Midwest Fertilizer is selecting a final location its new plant in Posey County.  

14 News talked to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who was in Evansville on Tuesday, and he says the state still does not support plans for the plant. But Pence says he respects the decision by local officials to go forward with the project.

Posey County officials secured funding by reissuing $1.3 billion in disaster relief bonds. Economic Development Director John Taylor has said the parent company, the Fatima Group, has reformulated its product to be far less explosive.

But pence says that not good enough.

"We came to the conclusion without the absolute assurance that the parties involved were not engaged in the manufacture of the kind of fertilizer in Pakistan that is misused in ways that harm our troops. We didn't believe it was an appropriate project for the State of Indiana to be involved in, but reasonable people can differ on that," Gov. Pence said.

Posey County officials say a final location should be decided in the coming weeks. It is likely the plant will be close to the Mt. Vernon Port.

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