Poultry Firms Alert Oklahomans Of Potential Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA - Five poultry companies notified about 130 businesses, individuals and groups in eastern Oklahoma they could be part of poultry litter-related litigation threatened by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

Owners of places such as golf courses, nurseries, wastewater treatment plants, campgrounds and cattle and horse operations received notices, according to Janet Wilkerson, spokeswoman for a group of poultry producers including Tyson Foods Inc., Simmons Foods Inc., Peterson Farms Inc. and George's Inc.

Wilkerson said the letter focused on "users of commercial fertilizer in eastern Oklahoma."

The third-party warnings are in response to a March 9 letter from Edmondson giving a required 90-day notice of intent to bring a federal lawsuit. Edmondson is upset over alleged pollution poultry litter is causing waterways in Oklahoma.

Source: nwaonline.net
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