Emily Rau(R-OW) has more from the State Capitol.
Residents of Carthage, Missouri want relief from the constant odor that covers their community.
The smell is caused by a nearby recycling plant that converts animal parts into petroleum.
Republican Senator Gary Nodler sponsored a bill that will penalize companies that violate air and water pollution guidelines.
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The bill faces another vote in the Senate before it goes to the House.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Emily Rau.