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Belfast area residents want to halt large salmon farm project

 Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S. /: (MGN)
Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S. /: (MGN) (WVLT)
Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 12:03 PM EST
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Dozens of Maine residents say they're opposed to the building of a large salmon farm in the coastal city of Belfast.

The proposal from Norwegian-owned Nordic Aquafarms would create a $500 million salmon farm that uses land-based facilities to grow the fish for human consumption.

Many Maine residents told the Maine Board of Environmental Protection on Tuesday night that they think the project is a bad fit for the community.

The Bangor Daily News reports the environmental protection board is visiting Belfast this week to review environmental permit applications that are needed for the project.

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