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Weld County residents complain of smelly biogas factory

Posted at 7:45 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 21:45:31-04

LASALLE, Colo. (AP) — Though LaSalle residents were excited when a major biogas factory moved to town their feelings have since soured, just as they say the air in the city has.

The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2d5enz1 ) that residents have filed more than 260 complaints with the Weld County since Heartland Biogas opened in November 2015. The factory takes waste ranging from cow manure to expired food and turns it into natural gas and compost.

The company has hired a consulting firm to investigate the smells coming from the facility and the county is also considering taking action.

On Monday County Commissioners moved to work with Heartland to address the smell. They also capped the amount of waste the facility was allowed to bring in.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com