2009-05-28 / Letters

Farm Smell Overwhelming In Borough

To The Editor:

At 8:30 p.m. May 22 I walked my dog up and down South First Street. The cool spring air and the smells from the mock oranges and other flowering shrubs were just heavenly. Returning home, I decided to open the windows in my house and enjoy the spring air on the patio. At 9:15 p.m., right on schedule, the odor of animal feces became overwhelming as it does every evening.

Are there no laws about air pollution in Ayr Township? How can one farmer be allowed to destroy the property values of half the borough o McConnellsburg? I was forced to close windows and turn on the air conditioning.

Many, many farmers are now utilizing their animal waste products to produce electricity, enough to run their entire farms.

Could we become a little bit more enlightened in Fulton County and could our farmers become a bit more concerned about their "neighbors"? Ellen Mullenix McConnellsburg

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