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IN BRIEF: Equipment maker could be liable for ethanol plant blast damages - 8th Circ

A federal appeals court on Friday partially reversed a lower court ruling, finding that Pro-Environmental, an air-pollution control systems company in California, could be held liable for some of the $20 million in damages caused by an explosion at an ethanol production facility in Minnesota.

A three-judge panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the owner of the plant, Green Plains Otter Tail, had provided enough evidence to make claims that a Pro-Environmental device to burn pollutants, whose malfunction prompted the 2014 incident, was defective.

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