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Springfield discussing biomass plant details

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The Springfield select board is discussing a possible transportation deal with developers of a biomass energy plant proposed for the southeastern Vermont community.

Town Manager Robert Forguites says the board did not reach any agreements over the North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project during discussions on Monday

Winstanley Enterprises LLC and Weston Solutions have proposed the wood-fired 35-megawatt wood chip-fired plant in the North Springfield Industrial Park.

The Rutland Herald reports that prior to a 40-minute closed door session, Thomas Kennedy, of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, said his group was working on transportation issues surrounding the proposal.

The project is being opposed by some area residents who are concerned about issues that include air and water emissions and noise.

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