[NEWS] Citizens Air Concerns With Michigan Biomass Facility
– April 25, 2016, WLUC
A group of concerned citizens is asking the Department of Environmental Quality for some action regarding the L’Anse Warden Electric Company Plant in L’Anse.
Members of the group calls themselves the Friends of the Land of Keweenaw or FOLK. They met in front of the DEQ office in Marquette Monday for a press conference.
They claim the biomass facility is not a biomass facility and that it’s damaging the environment with harmful dust and chemicals that are making their way into Lake Superior.
According to FOLK, the plant also failed a DEQ smokestack test, revealing a hydrogen chloride level more than double the allowable limit.
“A lot of the local residents believe that it would be in the best interest of the community to convert back to natural gas,” said Catherine Andrews of FOLK. “It’s just spewing out some really bad pollution over our community and lake.”