We want your opinions

April 24, 2005

ISSUE: Lehigh Cement Co. in Union Bridge sought permission from Carroll County officials to build a 130-foot silo to store dried sewage sludge, called biosolids, that the company planned to use as an alternative fuel source to fire its kiln. But the Carroll zoning administrator said county code prohibits the storage of sewage sludge in all zoning districts except at public wastewater treatment plants. Zoning Administrator Neil Ridgely said the plant could build the silo, but that Lehigh could not fill it with pelletized sludge. The decision might rest with county commissioners. Do you think that Lehigh should be allowed to burn the dried sludge as fuel?

YOUR VIEW: Tell us what you think. Please send e-mail responses by Thursday to carroll.letters@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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