The Assateague Coastal Trust, a Chesapeake Bay conservation group, has filed suit in Maryland District Court against Perdue Farms and one of its contractors for alleged pollution of the bay’s water, according toThe Washington Post. The suit says that large amounts of bacteria and pollutants are washing into the watershed from a poultry farm near Berlin, Md., owned by Alan and Kristin Hudson, that supplies chickens to Perdue. It calls for an estimated $300,000 in fines for alleged Clean Water Act violations, as well as remedial action.


Perdue and the Hudsons did not comment on the suit to The Washington Post.