I have visited the commune of Plouray a few times over the past two weeks, it is a beautiful area with lots of woods and streams. Much of the commune is less intensively farmed than more low-lying communes and this seems to have made it a target for large businesses looking for somewhere out of the way to site unpopular projects.
A few years ago the locals fought a successful campain against the development of a large incinerator at the Doux 'factory'. Now they are battling against a project to dump vast amounts of industrial waste on farmland at the head of the Elle river.
When one has a chance to visit this beautiful place, it makes one wonder what form of madness has gripped the world that should make people want to do such things.