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An observation

Milltown, Ind.

It appears that a local utility near the proposed biomass "incinerator" at Militown is expanding. Perhaps that indicates the "utility" is secure in the incinerator being realized at that location, while LGR's headquarters will be in Floyd County. Which begs the question, "Why not locate their headquarters near the incinerator?"

The "green" government monies will probably help build the toxin-emitting incinerator; LGR will likely continue to request and obtain the tax abatement they are seeking, while some Crawford County residents are struggling to pay their property tax.

LGR has stated that a "local utility" has shown an interest and signed a letter of intent with LGR to purchase LGR's renewable energy (derived from who knows what) that is generated by the plant, as well as the renewable energy credits. The identity of the company was not disclosed, citing a confidentiality agreement.

Koetter and Smith was named as suppliers by Mr. Naulty in a Business First interview by Brent Adams in December 2008. Koetter offers "storm damage products." Do we know what "storm damage products" are comprised of?

Also, it stands to reason that an "energy facility" would raise rates to recoup their investment, in addition to the rate increases that seem to come too often now.

In reading the IDEM permit printed in the June 10, 2009, Clarion News, the identifiables that stood out were arsenic, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, chlorine, chloroform, formaldehyde, hy-drogen chloride, methanol, methyl-isobutyl ketone, napthaolene, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, selenium, phenol, toluene and tetracholoride, and the list goes on and on. This cannot be a healthy project; instead, it will be a health and environmental concern for a very long time.

We would all be wise to educate ourselves to what is happening here and try to stop this incinerator being built at this location.

Remember Love Canal? Have you heard of Rubbertown? Strip-mining in Appalachia?

Omeda and Paul Beswick
September 02, 2009

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