SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The public has until Sept. 10 to comment on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass project in Vermont.
More than a dozen opponents of the North Springfield project expressed concerns at a recent public forum it would emit harmful pollutants that could lead to respiratory illnesses for residents.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' air pollution control division granted a draft permit last month. It said developers will use the best available control technology to control pollutants. It determined emissions comply with applicable standards.
The Eagle-Times reports the only person who spoke favorably about the project was Bob Flint, executive director of the Springfield Regional Developmental Corporation. He said there would be a geothermal benefit, to capture excess heat byproduct and use it for businesses and households.
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