Okla. Seeks Injunction on Poultry Waste

by 5m Editor
15 November 2007, at 9:42am

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."

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.


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