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on July 9, 2010

South Carolina chicken litter energy plant opposed

Homeowners meet to discuss concerns

Homeowners opposed to the construction of a chicken litter energy plant in Hart County, S.C., have set a meeting to discuss their concerns. A report in the Anderson Independent Mail said the group of area residents believes the plant being proposed by Homeland Renewable Energy-owned Fibrowatt LLC will pollute Hartwell Lake, the air and environment.

Calling it a source of clean, green energy, the county said the plant would also provide inexpensive energy and jobs, as well as provide electricity to 80,000 homes a year. Operating since 2007, the Pennsylvania-based company has built biomass plants that use poultry litter in Benson, Minn., and has projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi and North Carolina. 

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