Farmers, Poultry Companies Fight Testing In Pollution Lawsuit

by 5m Editor
22 May 2006, at 12:00am

OKLAHOMA - Attorneys for poultry farmers and area poultry companies continued efforts in federal court Wednesday to block or limit Oklahoma's testing of more than 20 fields in the northeastern part of the state. Ground monitoring wells with concrete pads will not be placed on the farms the state wants to test for pollution from poultry litter, said Louis Bullock, an attorney representing the state. Bullock told Magistrate Judge Sam Joyner the taking of samples would be conducted to cause as few problems as possible for the farmers. Instead of drilling test wells that would be monitored frequently, the state will use a device called a Geoprobe to punch small diameter holes in the ground deep enough to sample groundwater, Bullock said. Source: The Morning News

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