Town Of Lowville Looks To Ban Commercial Digesters

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The town of Lowville is about to close the door on commercial manure digesters.

Last year, a Florida company wanted to build a plant that would convert manure and food waste into methane gas. 

The project was rejected on a zoning issue and now the town council is working on a law that would ban such operations altogether.

"We don't want to stop any agricultural entities from using the waste on their own property and generating electricity with that, but we are a little fearful of large, commercial digesters coming into the area," said town Supervisor Randy Schell.

The new law will allow manure digesters on farms, as long as they don't accept outside waste.

The town council is expected to give final approval next month.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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