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Humane Society fights to clean poultry waste


February 24, 2010
By LA Times

February 24, 2010 – French Camp, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a remote
road lined by houses, children play in yards just a short distance from
a stagnant, 16.5-acre lagoon filled with the waste sludge of a factory
egg farm.

February 24, 2010 – French Camp, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a remote road lined by houses, children play in yards just a short distance from a stagnant, 16.5-acre lagoon filled with the waste sludge of a factory egg farm.

Flies hover over the pond as chicken urine and feces get pumped daily through white pipes connected from Olivera Egg Ranch’s huge laying facilities, which can house more than 700,000 caged chickens.

Residents of this town 80 miles east of San Francisco say they’ve complained for years to local air and environmental regulators about the waste lagoon, saying the stench and eye-burning fumes give them headaches and nausea. They say nothing changed. | READ MORE


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