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Community rubs eyes over flying sawdust

An “abnormal quantity” of granulated wood residue was blasted into the air from a malfunctioning silo at a pellet factory in Cercal do Alentejo, leaving people throughout the town rubbing their eyes and sweeping up huge piles of sawdust.
The local council “received numerous complaints”.
“We are going to demand measures to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Mayor Álvaro Beijinha.
The company behind the upset explained it was all due to a problem with one of the silos.