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Some express concern over proposed fertilizer plant in Madison Co.

In a rural Madison County community, hills roll on for miles. It's a place where neighbors enjoy their peace of living in this quaint town. But, they fear it will soon be interrupted by an unwelcome fertilizer plant.

In a rural Madison County community, hills roll on for miles. It's a place where neighbors enjoy their peace of living in this quaint town. But, they fear it will soon be interrupted by an unwelcome fertilizer plant.

"There are homes here. A lot of people live here. They've invested all of their hard earned money into their homes and they are going to be destroyed. For what?" Asks Al Szablak.

"I think we would like some reassurance that we will not be importing bio-solids and other trash material waste products from other cities to be disposed here," says Joanne Swidowski.

Madison County officials say it's an important step to establish sustainable energy businesses, put land back on the county, town, and school tax rolls and create jobs. But, neighbors are pushing back.

"According to the DEC application, five jobs. Part time because it's a seasonal business. They're going to be destroying the town for five jobs and the beneficiaries aren't even a US company. They're Canadians," says Szablak.

For now, neighbors are still waiting for answers about how this will impact their community. They plan to keep speaking out until they get the answers they need.


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