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Company proposes wind turbines on Va. landfill

Thursday - 3/15/2012, 9:22am  ET

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - The Augusta County Regional Landfill could become a wind power site if a company's proposal to place turbines there is approved.

Charlottesville-based Apex LLC wants to place 20 to 30 wind turbines on and around the landfill.

The Daily News Leader reports that the Augusta County Board of Supervisors approved a lease with Apex on Wednesday.

The landfill's other owners, Waynesboro and Staunton, also would have to approve the lease before the company could begin a feasibility study. The project also would require a zoning change by the county board to allow private use on public land.

Tyson Utt with Apex says the company hopes to begin construction in 2014.

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Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com


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