Local residents complain about noise from biomass plant in Gainesville, Florida, that is currently running start-up tests; company says it has hired contractors to conduct sound level tests

LOS ANGELES , September 6, 2013 () – Residents of the Turkey Creek community in Alachua, Florida, have complained of noise from the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Florida, WCJB-TV reported on Sept. 4.

GREC is currently running a series of start-up tests in preparation for beginning commercial operation.

Residents describe the noises coming from the plant as similar to the sounds produced by a jet engine.

GREC said that it had hired contractors to conduct sound level tests around Turkey Creek, and urged residents to call if they heard noises from the plant.

The primary source of this article is WCJB-TV, Gainesville, Florida, on Sept. 4, 2013.

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