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59 complaints filed over Greene Co. meeting about U.S. Nitrogen

August 8th, 2014 11:49 am by Associated Press

59 complaints filed over Greene Co. meeting about U.S. Nitrogen

One of the most debated issues involved with the proposed U.S. Nitrogen plant is a proposal to extract and return water to the Nolichucky River for cooling processes. (Photo Contributed)

GREENEVILLE — A state official says 59 complaints have been filed over a meeting public last month in Greene County.

Office of Open Records counsel Elisha Hodge told the Knoxville News Sentinel that it's the most complaints she's ever gotten about a single meeting.

The complaints stem from a July 18 meeting of the Green County Industrial Development Board at which the panel voted to apply for a permit to build a pipeline in support the U.S. Nitrogen plant.

Several complaints focused on not being able to hear board discussions and the arrest of a resident who asked the board to speak up.

Hodge said in a letter to local officials that portions of the meeting were inaudible on a video recording. She recommended the board to consult with its attorney regarding the complaints.

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