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Biomass plant passes zoning grade

by Bryon Graff

ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) - A proposed biomass plant in Rothschild is one step closer to reality.  Now it's the state's turn to take a look at the $255 million dollar facility.  

The Rothschild planning and zoning commission says the plant meets all local zoning requirements.  Then it was approved by the board.

This comes after months of discussion between Village leaders and Domtar/We Energies.

Neal Torney: "They've talked to me, they've talked to Tim and we've tried to make certain they did have all of the i's dotted and the t's crossed, if you will, so that if we got to this level it was pretty much a matter of granting the approvals."

The next step is to take the plan to the state public commission.

They'll hold a public hearing before making a decision that Torney says he hopes comes sometime late this fall.

The plant will be used to make electricity from waste wood.

Online Reporter: Bryon Graff


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