An environmental consultant says that it would be okay for Wicomico County to allow the large chicken house operation slated for Naylor Mill Road.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that John D. Hynes and Associates found that the Maryland groundwater protection rules would be strong enough to protect such areas as the Paleo Channel and nearby waterways.
The paper says that Monica Brooks, a local resident and critic of the project, called the report “passing the buck” to justify going forward.
County Executive Bob Culver hired the consultant whose report is dated May 10 but was posted on line last Friday.
The proposed mega chicken operation has drawn sharp criticism from local residents who have expressed concerns ranging from the impact on property values to pollution and health concerns.