Water pollution from poultry overestimated – study
May 16, 2013 by USA Today
May 16, 2013 – Federal environmental programs have drastically overestimated the poultry industry’s contributions to water pollution, according to a University of Delaware-led study that could trigger changes to river and bay cleanup plans around the country.
James L. Glancey, a professor in the university’s Bioresources Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments, said that a multistate study, based on thousands of manure tests, found that actual nitrogen levels in poultry house manure are 55 percent lower than the Environmental Protection Agency’s decades-old, lab-based standards. READ MORE