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Monsanto Protest Takes Place

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Close to forty protestors came to the First Congregational Church tonight to share and voice their concerns over the possibility of Monsanto storing chemicals near residential areas, and they feel that one mishap could lead to disastrous results.

Dave, the Event Organizer for tonight said "Monsanto historically has demonstrated a pattern of coming into a town and causing major environmental damage and health issues.  They are currently connected to ninety-three EPA subject sites."

Michelle McGillis, who lives near the site and is concerned said "evidence is already there, and expanding all the way up.  They told us at the first rezoning meeting they were going to store small amounts of chemicals."

One victory for those against came tonight as the deadline to submit signatures against a zoning change has been moved to March 4th as opposed to this Thursday.

The biggest concerns residents have is this could affect the city and their own individual health, along with a concerns over waste disposal.

They also plan to protest at the City Commission meeting on March 11th.

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