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Processor Needs to Invest in Wastewater System

by 5m Editor
15 July 2011, at 8:19am

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA - A poultry processor has been given a temporary reprieve over a wastewater issue.

A P.E.I. poultry processor now has until 15 August to sort out how to deal with wastewater from his plant, reports CBC News.

Gary Smith, owner of Waddell's Poultry, has been operating in Crapaud for 40 years but the community is putting in a new C$1.3 million sewage lagoon, and the Environment Department has said some of the waste from the plant should not go in the lagoon.

Mr Smith was told to update his effluent treatment by 17 June. While he has an extension, he told CBC News he still does not have the money for an upgrade. He wants the province to help.

He said: "If they're going to support other industries in Prince Edward Island then they might also get on board and support this industry, which is the whole poultry industry on the Island.

"It's not as if we're only one part of the picture. The poultry industry doesn't have a future here if we don't exist."

Mr Smith is hoping the province will advise him on how to make the plant's waste work with Crapaud's new system.