AquaBounty Update

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has two applications from AquaBounty Technologies for its proposed salmon farm in Pioneer, and representatives discussed them during a public meeting held Monday night at the North Central Local School gym. AquaBounty needs several permits from multiple agencies in order to build and operate its planned Pioneer facility, which will produce 10,000 metric tons of genetically modified salmon a year. Two from the Ohio EPA include one to construct the wastewater treatment system and another to discharge treated wastewater from the system, the latter of which is called a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. The AquaBounty project is proposing the discharge of treated water from the AquaBounty facility on Kexon Drive into the St. Joseph River. The proposed discharge point is located on County Road S, just west of County Road 16.25.

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