From WATTAgNet:

Mountaire Farms has withdrawn its Coastal Zone Act application for a planned expansion to its poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware.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.

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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Mountaire Farms has withdrawn its Coastal Zone Act application for a 5,300-square foot expansion to its chicken processing plant in Millsboro, according to a letter sent by the company to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.

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