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Solar Farm at Strafford Mine Hears Public Concerns

Solar news now out of Strafford Vermont which should sound familiar to some, as this is a story that has been developing for quite some time now.

The public had a final chance Monday to voice their comments and concerns about a solar farm proposed at the site of the former Elizabeth Copper Mine, which would supply almost 5 megawatts of power.

The Valley News reports that residents of Strafford, including those who live near the plot where the site would be built, were vocal about safety concerns, noise pollution, property values of surrounding properties, and the financing of the site.

However, not all feedback to the solar site was negative, as one resident cited that the mine has historically been a benefit to the town and with a solar site on its former location would allow it to keep giving.

The meeting, held in Barrett Memorial Hall, was a final step in moving the project ahead, which is pending approval from the Vermont Public Service Board, who helped facilitate Monday night’s meeting.

The application deadline for the project is slated for next Monday.

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