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Fire Breaks Out At Controversial Poultry Recycling Plant

by 5m Editor
6 September 2007, at 11:05am

TALMO - Fire erupted in recycling lagoons at a controversial northeastern Georgia plant that converts wastes from poultry processors.

Firefighters received a call about 3:30 p.m., and blazes were still burning seven hours later at the Agri-Cycle plant in northwestern Jackson County.

Towers of black smoke went into the air as firefighters from Jackson and Hall counties stood by, unable to prevent water runoff into nearby Allen Creek if they tried to douse the fires.

Agri-Cycle recycles poultry byproducts and waste and uses a land-application waste treatment system to dispose of it on company property.

Talmo residents, who number fewer than 500, have complained that the 3-year-old plant makes the town smell like rotting chickens.

Source: WIS10

5m Editor