Mountaire Farms has withdrawn its Coastal Zone Act application for a planned expansion to its poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware. However, the company stated that it intends to re-apply.
Mountaire has revealed plans to expand the poultry plant to include another line, which would increase production there by about 18 percent.
To facilitate an expansion, the company submitted a Coastal Zone Act application with Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). However, according to the Delaware Business Times, Mountaire Farms withdrew its application, informing the DNREC in a letter That the plant’s wastewater treatment facility at its current state would not meet the pollution standards first outlined in the application.
The company will re-apply once it has made the sufficient upgrades needed, it stated in the letter.
Mountaire Farms, the seventh largest broiler company in the United States, produced 46.63 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2016, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database.
Mountaire Farms withdraws Coastal Zone application
Mountaire Farms has withdrawn its Coastal Zone Act application for a 5,300-square foot expansion to its chicken processing plant in Millsboro, according to a letter sent by the company to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.