GREC Removes Application for Biomass Plant Air Permit
Published November 8th, 2013
GAiNESVILLE- Residents of Northwest Gainesville and parts of Alachua are by now very familiar with the noise and smell coming from the Biomass Plant.
A recent complaint of wood dust near the Alachua County Public works compound is now putting the air quality at risk for employees.
GREC has withdrawn their application for a new air permit to make changes in compliance with state and federal regulations with Environmental Protection Agencies.
County leaders hope that part of these changes will address problems with wood dust pollution at the county works building.
GREC is testing the biomass plant under a construction air permit, they are required to have an operating permit in line with federal regulations by next December.
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