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Press Photo by Beth Wischmeyer Dickinson resident Mary Hodell holds her two-month-old daughter Arica as she tells members of the North Dakota Department of Health Division of Air Quality her concerns about a proposed coal beneficiation plant being constructed near South Heart at Dickinson City Hall on Tuesday.

Coal arouses crowd's concern


The North Dakota Department of Health Division of Air Quality is proposing to issue an air quality permit to GTL Energy, a company that has started construction on a coal beneficiation plant near South Heart.

The division held a public hearing Tuesday at the Dickinson City Hall where members of the division gave an overview of the project and permitting process. A formal hearing was also held where citizens could testify on the record.

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