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Crisfield Residents Concerned About Proposed Renewable Energy Plant

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Plans by CleanBay Renewables for Carvel Hall in Crisfield has drawn concern from some local residents

During a public meeting last night residents said they worried about any odors that might come from the facility and its impact on property values in the area.

The company tried to reassure local residents that the chicken manure the facility will be handling will not be exposed to the air.

WBOC reports that Thomas Spangler, founder of the company, said that his firm has calculated that odor exposure would be less than 100 feet and that there would be a canopy overhang during the unloading process.

Others were unhappy with how the public was informed about the project.

If the project moves forward the company says the plant could provide as many as 60 jobs in the area.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.