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Neighbors Voice Concerns Over Proposed Chicken Processing Plant

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MILLSBORO, Del.- A group of neighbors in Millsboro is finally starting to hear answers concerning plans to convert the Vlasic pickle plant into a chicken processing facility.

Allen Harim Foods, owned by a group based in South Korea, is in negotiations to bring another chicken plant to Sussex County with a $100 million investment.

The deal would bring approximately 700 jobs to the Millsboro area, however not everyone is excited. People who live near the plant have organized to receive more information about the plans and how they will affect Millsboro. The concerns include abuse of local water wells, traffic, noise, odors and disposal of hazardous materials.

In a meeting at the Millsboro Fire Hall Monday night, representatives from Allen Harim Foods met with the group of concerned residents and Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee to address the concerns.

Among the most discussed topics was use of local water wells. The concerned residents expressed worries over the chicken plant requiring such a tremendous amount of water, wells under Millsboro would dry, leaving residential areas without water. However, Allen Harim officials and Kee assured the residents the plant would go deeper into local aquifers and not tap into their water supply.



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