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Health department shuts down cotton gin in Memphis

Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 5:41 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department ordered a cotton gin to shut down Wednesday.

Planters Gin Company on Mallory Avenue was ordered to cease all operations because its emissions posed a risk to public health.

According to SCHD, particulate matter was being released into the ambient air outside. There is no word on when the cotton gin will reopen.

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