Work resumes on manure lagoon, officials present project to Mentz residents

PORT BYRON — Construction has resumed on the controversial manure lagoon in Mentz and residents are continuing to make it clear that they aren’t happy about the project.

Construction on the manure lagoon, being built by CH4 Generate Cayuga on land leased from Hourigan Farms, resumed last week the Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed in an email to The Citizen on Thursday. The lagoon will be used to store digestate produced by the Cayuga Regional Digester, run by CH4, and Hourigan farms will inject the digestate as manure on the 400 acres of land the lagoon is situated on.

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