“For years, I’ve been trying to figure out what was the cause of my son dying of an asthma attack. They’re saying it’s going to cost millions and millions and millions of dollars to fix the problem. . . . They let it go on for too long.”
That’s how our client, Gina Burton, described the situation at the Mountaire chicken processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware — a facility that produces 2.4 million gallons of waste every day. That waste — made up of manure, feathers, carcasses, organs, blood and massive amounts of wastewater — is eventually sprayed onto nearby fields. Groundwater monitoring has shown serious contamination of the surrounding community’s water supply.
Along with community members and Food & Water Watch, we submitted a notice of intent to sue to Mountaire, demanding they clean up their practices and investigate, assess, and remediate the extent of their pollution.
- Mountaire Notice of Intent to Sue (Notice Letter)