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Biogas facility in Pretoria

August 9, 2018 deur Mareli Rall

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is planning to build a biogas facility on their grounds in Pretoria East. It is the CSIR’s intention to become fully sustainable. However, as admirable as this idea may be, the identified area is a densely-populated area with many bordering residential properties. A facility such as this is likely to affect the surrounding areas of up to 3 km. AfriForum does not oppose green energy at all, but we are against the site locations that have been identified. Registration for the Background Information Document (BID) close on 31 August 2018. AfriForum will participate in the process and would like all community members that are opposed to these specific sites to please complete in the petition that will be handed in with our comments.

Our comments will be processed by a biogas specialist and will be handed in.

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