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Water pollution from poultry overestimated – study



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 


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