Wicomico Meeting on Large Chicken Operations, Critics Still Dissatisfied

May 20, 2016

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There was another public forum on the debate over the arrival of mega chicken houses in Wicomico County.

It was held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center last night by local government leaders.

But WBOC reports that when it was over many critics walked away unsatisfied.

There were representatives from the state departments of health, agriculture and the environment to answer questions from the public.

Gabby Camarata with Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFO’s told the television station that there would be a health ordinance to protect residents from these large operations.

But county officials have said that is the prevue of the state.

Camarata countered that local officials should push state officials for health restrictions on such large operations.