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Property owners object to organic waste proposal

Property owners along Hartwell Avenue in Lexington are asking selectmen to back off a proposal for an organic-waste processing facility that the landlords say would make it difficult to sign new tenants.

Selectmen are considering housing an anaerobic digester, which uses micro-organisms to break down discarded organic materials and create fuel for making electricity, on an old landfill site on Hartwell Avenue, and may issue a request for proposals from companies interested in setting up and operating the facility.

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