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'Green monster' is just madness

I AM writing to express my alarm at the proposed construction of a 500kw anaerobic digester on a 20-acre farm in Drumbo.

I was even more concerned to read on the planning application that this size of digester requires the output from 200 hectares – that's 494 acres – all to be built on a farm of only 20 acres.

In other words, vast quantities of silage will be carted over some distance to feed this 'green machine'. This is a nonsense.

Any development of this type should be built on a 494-acre farm, preferably being fed a diet of manure, not valuable silage.

ALEX SWAN

Drumbo, Co Antrim

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