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Farm worker Matthew Pitt died from biogas fumes (BBC)

A worker died after being overcome by fumes while trying to fix an anaerobic biodigester on a Dorset farm, an inquest has heard. Matthew Pitt, 29, was working on the giant tank full of slurry and farming waste at Lowbrook Farm in Belchalwell in June 2009 when it happened. Read the full article on the […]

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MP presents petition to Parliament rejecting proposed biomass and anaerobic digestion facility

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has presented a petition to Parliament rejecting proposals for a new biomass and anaerobic digestion facility in Huntington. The petition, which contained 295 signatures, was started by local residents who were concerned about the impact such a development would have on the surrounding area. Read the full article on […]

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Residents living near Plymouth food digester complain about ‘repugnant’ smell (The Plymouth Herald)

RESIDENTS living near a food recycling site on the edge of Plymouth have complained about its “repugnant” smell, a district council has said. Complaints have been made to the Environment Agency and South Hams District Council over an offensive odour produced by an anaerobic digester – a food recycling machine – at Langage Farm in […]

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