27 Oct '11, 3pm

Apple plans massive solar farm in North Carolina

Apple plans massive solar farm in North Carolina

The re-sloping work has not yet begun, but Apple's contractors are clearing the land and burning brush in anticipation of that stage of the project. Nearby residents told the Hickory Daily Record that smoke and ash are drifting across their properties 24 hours a day. "They told us they would have a fire, and only do it when the wind's blowing away," Zelda Vosburgh told the paper. "They do it 24 hours a day. The house inside smells like smoke. I don't know if it's hurting us, breathing it 24 hours a day. Between the smell and the smoke, it's bad." Vosburgh and other locals also told the paper that the clearing process is pushing snakes and other wildlife onto their land.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/apple-pla...

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