Large Chicken House Project Challenged in Wicomico County

Apr 24, 2017

Sign Protesting Impact of Project on Underground Water
Credit Don Rush

The building permit for 10 large chicken houses in Wicomico County is being challenged by two local residents.

Monica Brooks and Gabby Cammarata live near the proposed operation just outside of Salisbury.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that they charge the regulatory framework for the project does not do enough to protect the environment and the health of neighbors.

Meanwhile, Jack Lennox, head of planning for the county told the paper, that the project was approved because it met all the requirements of the county code.

Tysons Foods which has a contract with the proposed operation said that to its knowledge the site for the poultry operation had met all legal requirements.

Brooks and Cammarata are members of the Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFO’s which pushed the county to impose stricter regulations on such large chicken operations.