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Oneida tribal members reject proposed recycling plant

7:32 AM, May 6, 2013
A poster outside a room at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, where the Oneida Tribe of Indians' General Tribal Council met Sunday to consider a waste-to-energy plant on tribal land.
A poster outside a room at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, where the Oneida Tribe of Indians' General Tribal Council met Sunday to consider a waste-to-energy plant on tribal land.
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Members of the Oneida Tribe of Indians voted Sunday to block an attempt by an Oneida-owned company to build a waste-to-energy plant on tribal land in Outagamie County.

Opponents of the proposed plant, which would have processed plastic waste products, hailed the vote as a win for the environment. They said a plant would have created pollution that would have affected a nearby school and people living around the proposed site, in the town of Oneida just west of the Outagamie-Brown county line.

Supporters "somehow have billed this as a magic incinerator that would have had money coming out," ...

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