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Arkansas-based poultry processor fires back over wastewater-violation lawsuit

DOVER, Del. — An Arkansas-based poultry company is firing back against lawyers who have filed a purported class-action lawsuit stemming from wastewater violations at a southern Delaware processing plant.

A spokesman for Mountaire Farms said the company has not seen the complaint filed Wednesday. But Mountaire is taking aim at what it calls a media blitz by plaintiffs' attorneys, who held a news conference announcing the filing.

Mountaire called the news conference a publicity stunt by a group of opportunistic lawyers.

The company said lawyers are hoping to cash in on a problem that has already been solved through a consent decree with Delaware environmental officials.

Mountaire also said elevated levels of nitrates in groundwater is a common condition in Sussex County that predates the arrival of the processing facility in 2000.



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obbie says...

What's the ...rest of the story? A little short on facts.

Posted 13 June 2018, 5:37 p.m. Suggest removal

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