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Protest against the Colbert, GA Biomass Plant

Protest against the Colbert, GA Biomass Plant


Hey hey, ho ho, creosote has got to go!
Hey hey, ho ho, creosote has got to go! (Car honks)

Yay! GRP! You’re poisoning me! GRP! You’re poisoning me!
GRP! You’re poisoning me! Stop! GRP! They’re killing you, and they’re killing me! Help! Stop! GRP! They’re killing you, and they’re killing me.
Help! Stop! GRP! They’re killing you, and they’re killing me. I moved out here a couple years ago
almost two years ago thinking you know living out in the country.
Clean air! Nobody ever told us when we purchased the home in tumbling creek
that they were having a biomass power plant I’ve never even heard anything
about it. I was just astounded whenever I learned of the practices of this plant, specifically since it’s just a mile away — not to mention the noise.
There’s nothing like Christmas Eve with the sound of a jet engine in your
backyard. I am between two of these plants. There’s one in Franklin County and there’s one in Madison County and just because I don’t live here doesn’t
mean the air doesn’t travel and that’s what I think people shouldn’t realize is
pollution coming out here pollution coming out in Franklin County it’s going
in at to Athens it’s coming in to Jackson County. It’s gonna go everywhere. Impacting the ground, where I grow a garden, the water that we drink. I do believe that the smoke from the creosote railroad ties is affecting my breathing.
I have asthma. I live with my elderly parents and
they’re not breathing good. This thing uses a million gallons of water a day. A
day! I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable pulmonary disease and towards
the the latter part of 2019, after a lung biopsy, and so I now had an even further vested
interest to make sure that I’m not being repeatedly exposed to
harmful particulate matter in the air from a plant that’s burning creosote railroad ties a mile from my house. Stop burning railroad ties! And also the
noise is a big factor. Seems like they turn it up full blast at night and you
can hear it, it sounds like it sounds like an airport. The creosote’s step one.
Right? And protecting the water, the groundwater, and protecting from the dust — the
particulate — from the burning, the fine air particulate that
gets everywhere — I mean that’s just set one. Ultimate goal would be get them out of
here? Help stop GRP! They’re killing you, and they’re killing me!

6 thoughts on “Protest against the Colbert, GA Biomass Plant”

  1. Seems to me like there's another way of disposing of railroad ties. And exactly where are all these railroad ties coming from? Probably from all over the country? Think of the transportation costs. There has to be a way to maybe grind up these things and incorporate them into something like asphalt for the road maybe? Mixed with used tires perhaps? The technology can be done, it's just a matter of people being less greedy and more creative.

  2. With Trump eliminating every single bit of environmental protection in this nation, these businesses think they can get away with anything, spend as little as they can manage and reap as many profits as they can. This has to stop. Living things before profit! People's pets, their children, does nobody care about them? We know they don't care about adults.

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