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Protests hot up against Australian biomass generator

Over 500 residents have signed a petition protesting plans to build a large biomass generation plant in Yatala, Australia.

A statement from the Yatala Residents Alliance said locals were fearful for their health if the proposed generation plant, which would burn green waste, goes ahead.

‘We're not against biomass plants but this is too close for comfort and we don't want its 30 metre chimney breathing over us all the time,’ says YRA representative David Osborne.

Osborne alludes to the 12 schools and 11 childcare centres within a 7km radius of the proposed site that could also be affected.

The generation plant had been proposed by Phoenix Power Recyclers in 2010 following an application to the Gold Coast City Council asking for approval to burn green waste 24 hours a day.