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Halt to poultry litter sought


February 24, 2010
By Curtis Killman | World Staff Writer

February 24, 2010 – Lawyers for the state are urging a federal judge to
impose a moratorium on the application of poultry litter in the
Illinois River watershed.

February 24, 2010 – Lawyers for the state are urging a federal judge to impose a moratorium on the application of poultry litter in the Illinois River watershed.

The request came Thursday during closing arguments in the final day of trial for the state's pollution lawsuit against 11 poultry companies.

Robert Nance, an attorney for the state, urged U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to impose a moratorium on the application of poultry litter as fertilizer in the watershed.

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