The Beniel City Council has presented allegations to the project for the construction of a macro composting plant, which would be located in the Oriolana district of Torremendo, a few kilometers from the municipal term.The Consistory has requested in said document that "the Declaration of Community Interest is not granted by the Department for the serious negative effects on an environmental environment and lands subject to flood risk."The proposed plant would occupy 13 hectares, with the objective of treating 96,000 tons of manure per year, to produce compost or compost.
M.ª Carmen Morales, mayor of Beniel, has argued that "the operation of the plant would cause serious inconvenience to the residents of the town, both due to bad odors and the proliferation of flies and insects.
In addition, it would take place in a natural space, with the consequent loss of biodiversity and landscape impact ". The infrastructure could significantly affect the risk of flooding in the area, since according to the project presented, the plant includes a 60,000 cubic meter leachate reservoir.
The raft would also settle on land classified by the Valencian Community as "geomorphological danger".This factor together with the sealing of the 13 hectares "would mean an increase in surface runoff from the Rambla de Tabala, a channel that is capable of generating serious floods," the first mayor has warned.
For this reason, the City Council has also sent a letter to the Segura Hydrographic Confederation for the issuance of a mandatory report that analyzes the risks derived from the infrastructure.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Beniel