Council works toward consensus on poultry farms

SOUTH CAROLINA - As expected, Tuesday night's meeting of Orangeburg County Council concerning the proposed poultry moratorium was a detailed and complex one. The meeting included no comments from the public.

Of particular address was the issue of how far away a poultry house can, or should, be situated from a residence. The original proposal was for it to be no less than 4,000 feet from any residence or adjoining property line.

In initial council discussions, this distance was readjusted to 2,500 feet. At issue was the fact the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control mandates only 1,000 feet separation and the council mandate superseded those state regulations.

Source: Times and Democrat
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