DHEC Says it Can't Control the Smell of Chickens

SOUTH CAROLINA - State environmental officials say they do not have the authority to force chicken farms to control foul odors coming from their processing plants.

Members of the Department of Health and Environmental Control say they had no choice but to approve a permit to an Orangeburg County farm earlier this week even though several neighbors complained about the smell.

State law does control how close chicken and turkey farms can be to rivers, creeks and other people's property as well as measurable pollution.

But state officials say odor is difficult to measure because it is subjective.

Source: WLTX.com
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