Campaign lauched to stop proposed pig plant
Opponents of a proposed pig processing plant in the
Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba have joined forces to set up a NoWinniPig
Environmentalists, municipal election candidates, animal welfare activists
and residents joined the group, founded by business owners, who oppose the US
$176-million OlyWest plant, to be based in the city's St Boniface Industrial
Those in favour of the facility say it could employ more than 1,000 people
and help boost Manitoba's economy.
Opponents, predominantly residents living near the proposed site, say the
plant would cause bad smells, contaminate water and put a heavy load on traffic
and sewage systems. They want the facility built outside Winnipeg.
In May, Winnipeg city council voted to support the plant proposal through a
US $3-million incentive package.
In August, the company submitted its application to the provincial Clean
Environment Commission (CEC), which is preparing to review OlyWest's
environmental licence application.
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