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Local Group Wants Input into Wicomico Chicken House

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A local Wicomico group wants its say in the proposal for a major poultry farm off Naylor Mill Road.

Concerned Citizens Against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations says the thirteen chicken house operation would sit over the paleochannel which provide much of the water for the county.

Gabby Cammarata with the group told WBOC that the 500-thousand chickens expected to be on the site would pose a threat to the water supply.

There are other concerns including the impact on nearby residential neighborhoods.

The organization had wanted the Wicomico County Council to take up the issue but council president John Cannon said it was not on the agenda this week. 

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.