The Butner Town Council at last night’s monthly council meeting voted unanimously against hosting the proposed National Bio- Agro Defense Facility in Butner. Present at the meeting was Rep. Doug Berger and town manager Tommy Morrow. The council stated that they would be informing the consortium and DHS of their decision. Citing several concerns relating to the facility and unanswered questions concerning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Their decision to oppose the facility comes on the heels of earlier announcements from Congressman Brad Miller and state Rep. Doug Berger. Both have gone on record saying they could not support the NBAF. The City of Raleigh voted unanimously on Aug. 6th to oppose the facility.
The Department of Homeland Security is currently holding DEIS meetings in other states, Athens, Georgia is the only state besides N.C. with organized opposition to the NBAF. The Athens meeting will be held on Aug. 14th.
DHS will be accepting comments until August 25 on the proposed NBAF, with the final site selection to be announced sometime in October.