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Potential Setback for Proposed Del. Poultry Processing Plant

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MILLSBORO, Del.- There is a roadblock for plans to convert the former Vlasic pickle plant in Dagsboro into a poultry processing plant.

The Indian River Citizens Group, a group fighting to keep a poultry plant from taking over the Sussex County facility, said the necessary permit for the plant expired Oct. 31.

The citizens group said the EPA told the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control that the transfer of ownership from Vlasic to the South Korean-based Allen-Harim Foods is not in accordance with federal requirements. The EPA said an expired permit cannot be modified.

DNREC said it intends to fully reevaluate permit limits and requirements.

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