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Metro Council approves ordinance to keep future biodigester away from homes

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An artist's rendering of the proposed biodigester. An artist's rendering of the proposed biodigester.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Council approves a new ordinance that would prohibit a biodigester from being built near homes. 

Biodigesters break down organic material, such as old food, and turns it into gas.

But in Louisville, they will only be allowed to be built in heavy industrial areas. The ordinance also states the facilities can't be built less than one mile from a residential area or business that cares for children or the sick. 

In 2015, there were two different proposed biodigesters in Louisville's west end. 

But after staunch opposition from neighbors, company organizers backed out of the plans.

The ordinance now moves to Mayor Greg Fischer's desk.

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