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Council heeds objections to proposed refinery in Waterford

September 10, 2014 - Norfolk council has turned down a proposal for an innovative biodiesel refinery on the south side of Waterford.

Council members expressed support for the concept Tuesday. However, they balked because the proposed location on Old Highway 24 is surrounded by residential housing, new housing developments and commercial properties.

“It’s in the wrong place,” said Simcoe Coun. Charlie Luke. “It would be in the wrong place in any community, wedged between two housing developments.”

Sponsor of the proposal was Norfolk Disposal. The company operates a waste transfer station across from Waterford Plaza. Norfolk Disposal was prepared to make a substantial investment in new plant and technology and create 10 new full-time jobs.

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