No Industrial Chickenhouses in Wicomico County MD Neighborhoods
PROTECT our neighborhoods and families from being overtaken by industrial chicken houses in Wicomico County, Maryland. Let's join together and take a stand! Spread the word! Say NO to water contamination of the Paleo Channel, waste run off and foul smells! Say NO to Tyson Foods!
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Poultry facilities are a source of odor and attract flies, rodents and other pests that create
local nuisances and carry disease. Odor emissions from poultry farms adversely affect the
life of people living in the vicinity. Odour associated with poultry operations comes from
fresh and decomposing waste products such as manure, carcasses, feathers and bedding/
litter (Kolominskas et al., 2002; Ferket et al., 2002).
Pesticides used to control pests (e.g. parasites and disease vectors) and predators have
been reported to cause pollution when they enter groundwater and surface water. Active
molecules or their degradation products enter ecosystems in solution, in emulsion or bound
to soil particles, and may, in some instances, impair the uses of surface waters and groundwater
(World Bank, 2007).
Improper disposal of poultry carcasses can contribute to water-quality problems especially
in areas prone to flooding or where there is a shallow water table. Methods for the
disposal of poultry carcasses include burial, incineration, composting and rendering. In the
case of recent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks, the disposal of large
numbers of infected birds has presented new and complex problems associated with environmental