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August 28, 2019 | KCRG
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Red Light for Cargill Rail Yard In Iowa

Cedar Rapids city council decides against plans to move forward

On Tuesday, the Cedar Rapids city council decided against plans to move forward on a rail yard for a Cargill corn milling plant in a Cedar Rapids, IA, neighborhood.

According to KCRG, the Cargill rail yard has been a contentious proposal for more than a year. It would have store up to 200 freight cars and move them between the corn milling plant about a mile away.

Cargill had promised neighbors it would take measures to reduce noise, light and other disturbances.

“Their vote didn’t approve or deny us from building a rail yard,” Cargill Cedar Rapids Corn Milling Facility Manager Dan Pulis  said in a statement to KCRG after the meeting. “As a result, we are prepared to continue to designate resources to find a path forward.”

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