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Residents Complain about Odors at the Heartland Biogas Facility in Colorado

Colorado residents have submitted more than 600 odor complaints about the Heartland Biogas Facility in Weld County, Colo., which turns cattle manure and food waste into renewable biogas.

Colorado residents have submitted more than 600 odor complaints about the Heartland Biogas Facility in Weld County, Colo., which turns cattle manure and food waste into renewable biogas. These complaints have led to local commissioners suspending the facility’s permits until the problems are resolved.

Heartland responded to this action by suing the commissioners, claiming that they made an arbitrary, irrational and hostile decision to suspend its operations.

Coloradoan has more information:

Nobody expected North America’s biggest trash-to-treasure operation to smell like roses.

But they didn’t expect the dizziness, headaches and eau de “scorched manure,” either.

Weld County’s Heartland Biogas facility, a $115 million anaerobic digester that turns cattle manure and food waste into renewable biogas, was supposed to be the 21st century’s answer to a burning question: What the heck do we do with all our waste?

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