Officials say the first phase of the expansion is the construction of a new ammonia storage tank; they call it a "key part" of the project.
"That's one of the storage tanks that we will be building that will store the anhydrous ammonia after we produce it. It's a 19 million dollar tank that will take almost 2 years to build," said Greg Withrow, general manager of El Dorado Chemical.
El Dorado Chemical said the expansion is expected to create 45 more job opportunities for the community.
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