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Retired plant to be used for aquaculture

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky company plans to
cultivate hybrid striped bass and paddlefish at a retired
wastewater treatment plant in Winchester.
The Winchester Sun reports the move will save more than $1
million for Winchester Municipal Utilities, which won't have to
decommission the old plant.
Aquila International of Versailles told the utility board
earlier this year it wanted to use the project as a pilot for
future ventures. The company plans to start by raising fingerlings,
which will be moved to larger bodies of water after a maturation
period at the plant. Aquila will eventually sell the fish for
stocking ponds, meat and other products.

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