Okla. Seeks Injunction on Poultry Waste

US - Attorney General Drew Edmondson is asking a federal judge to stop poultry companies from dropping animal waste in the 1 million-acre Illinois River watershed, citing an "imminent and substantial endangerment of the public health."
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The motion for the preliminary injunction, filed Wednesday, maintains that unless the court grants the request by the spring, the fecal bacteria found in poultry waste could pose a health threat to the 155,000 people who recreate in the river valley annually. Edmondson is seeking a hearing in January.

The injunction request is part of Edmondson's ongoing lawsuit against 14 Arkansas-based poultry companies for polluting the Illinois River watershed with chicken litter.

A spokesman for the poultry companies declined to comment Wednesday on the injunction until they reviewed the motion and supporting documents.

Source: Chron.com
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