Texas' Poultry Industry Raises Pollution Concerns

Texas' Poultry Industry Raises Pollution Concerns

POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:26pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:29pm

by Dave Fehling

It has been dubbed “Big Chicken”: the revolution in how poultry is raised and processed. Chicken that once came from small, family farm operations is now produced by networks of huge chicken-growing complexes and sprawling processing plants.
Texas is a major player, ranking sixth in the nation for poultry production. But with the growth has come concern over how concentrating the operations could increase  pollution: the run-off from tons of manure and the millions of gallons of wastewater released by processing plants into streams and creeks...


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