GEORGETOWN, Del.- A new renewable energy plant is coming to the Georgetown area next year. Though people who live nearby worry the new plant will bring increased traffic and a strong odor along with it.
The plant, owned by CleanBay Renewables will recycle 90,000 tons of chicken litter annually, and transport nearly 300 tons daily.
According to a press release from the company, the site will take chicken waste, and through anaerobic digestion, it will heat up the waste and extract natural gases from it.
Neighbors living nearby say the smell may be too much to handle.
“It’s a good thing as far as job opportunities go,” Nancy Stanley, who lives in the area said. However–“Chicken waste does have a smell to it, and it is bad.”