Glenn County, CA Board to Decide on Trash Incinerator

– March 29, 2016, Action News Now

BF340AF9744790A6344720AD92E434DB_787_442

Photo: Action News Now

The Glenn County Board of Supervisors heard an appeal today from opponents of a proposed waste-to-energy plant near Orland.

Both supporters and opponents of the ‘Glenn County Solid Waste Conversion Facility were making sure their voices were being heard by the board today.

The hearing comes a month after planning commissioners gave the green light for the proposed project east of Orland.

The project site is located on eight acres bordered by highway 32 to the north and Stony Creek to the south.

Many opponents in attendance today were from the stony creek area. Opponents complain the project will create too much truck traffic for the area and threaten the local aquifer, among many other concerns.

Concerned citizens like Michael Robinson said, based on their presentation today, they believe that the board will grant their appeal.

“We just illustrated many of the flaws with the whole process,” Robinson said. “We hope the board of supervisors will see what we see.”

Proponents of the plan, however, said these types of facilities actually divert unnecessary waste to the landfill and convert much of it into energy.

The first phase of the project would also create about 21 full-time jobs. The meeting is still in session and we’ll bring you the details as soon as they become available.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s