Carnesville plant served with notice

  • Photo by Shane Scoggins — The Georgia Renewable Power plant in Carnesville is shown.
    Photo by Shane Scoggins — The Georgia Renewable Power plant in Carnesville is shown.
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By Shane Scoggins

Franklin Co. Citizen-Leader

CARNESVILLE – A wood-burning power plant near Carnesville was served Dec. 18 with a notice of violation by Franklin County Manager Elizabeth Thomas.

The plant now has 30 days to meet demands set forth by Franklin County Commissioners during a meeting Dec. 10.

At that meeting, commissioners declared the Georgia Renewable Power plant a public nuisance.

The motion, approved unanimously, read:

“The Franklin County Board of Commissioners finds that the continual and ongoing noise levels and chemical emissions produced by the operation of the Georgia Renewable Power Plant located in Franklin County, Georgia, have created a public emergency where the health and safety of the residents in the immediate vicinity of the plant are in imminent danger;

“The Franklin County Board of Commissioners finds that an emergency condition exists ...

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