Sanderson Farms Protesters File Appeal

A group fighting to keep Sanderson Farms from building a poultry processing plant in its community is taking its case to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Sanderson Farms has received stiff opposition to build the proposed chicken plant in southern Nash County. Lawyers representing the city of Wilson filed an appeal to the ruling that the city be removed as plaintiffs in lawsuits against Nash County, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Wilson officials say the chicken plant could pollute local water supplies and prevent high-tech industries from coming to the area.


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  • by Poor Citizen on Jul 28, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    this is not the industry for North Carolina! 1000 chicken houses! this is what Sanderson Farms is offering NC. This is the prettiest state with the nicest coastline, we are going to let the "chicken mafia" and crooked nash county officials ruin our state.
  • by concerned Location: tarboro on Jul 28, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    I have visited the sanderson farms plant in Adel georgia and the plant in Kinston,NC. They are really nice plants. They don't look like the chicken plants that we have all been used to.they are awing a lot of jobs to the area. quit the sueing and let welcome the jobs. Unemployment can't last but so much longer. We talk about the illegals. Well they are already hear lets work them so the government will stop taking care of them. bring the jobs on. If we don't land Sanderson in the area i hope next someone brings a nuclear waste plant to the area. if they employ a husband and wife that is a $ 50,000.00 to $60,000.00 a year income for that family. people don't make a mistake and let this get away from us.
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      by Poor Citizen on Jul 28, 2011 at 05:55 PM in reply to concerned
      stop with your grandstanding.Illegal immigrants are not allowed to work at Sanderson Farms. line workers get 8.50 an hour to start it goes to $11 and stops for 5 years, they have to pay 25% of their ins and taxes.
  • by needed jobs Location: Tarboro on Jul 28, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    As bad as we need jobs in the surrounding areas it is a shame that a few rich people are going to make a decision for all of us that need jobs. Go to the Kinston Plant and take a tour. It is a clean plant that offers a lot of opportunities for people that want to work.The state can't help but be in trouble since the local goverment doesn't see the need for jobs. There is 1,100 jobs that will be offer if Sanderson comes to the area. That doesn't count construction of the plants, chickens houses, corn farmers. Come on people get on board.
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      by Poor Citizen on Jul 28, 2011 at 05:53 PM in reply to needed jobs
      this is not a rich person but i am intelligent! so you are willing to trade 500 chicken houses and millions of dollars in infrastructure and incentives --- about 2 jobs per chicken house for 150 MILLION lbs of POOP
  • by Ricky Location: Kinston on Jul 28, 2011 at 03:20 PM
    I work at the Kinston Plant as a machine mechanic. It's one of the cleanest facilities i've ever worked in. In fact, you can walk right up to the front door and still wont smell a thing. They have their own water treatment facility behind the plant that's almost as large as the plant itself. People talking about how bad this will be for the water have no idea nor even an ounce of clue to what their talking about.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 at 05:38 PM in reply to Ricky
      ricky....so you have no idea about the spray fields...you are not going to tell me the 500 chicken houses will not be cleaned out and spread on the fields. you are not even at full capacity.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    Stupid rich retired democrats that live in that county dont know what it is like to be unemployed for two years.Once again democrats destroying jobs just for their luxury and or convenience.Forget these libtards,BUILD BABY BUILD!!!
  • by this guy on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    whats wrong with Jones County, no industry,its a farming community, the people need jobs., the biggest problem is they dont have natrual gas lins but that could be fixed.
  • by concerned citizen Location: southern nash county on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    Letting Sanderson Farms into eastern North Carolina is letting the fox into the hen house. If they come you will not be able to run them out! You will be stuck in stink and our water quality, quality of life will suffer
  • by concerned citizen Location: southern nash county on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    Sanderson Farms is not right for North Carolina. The Riverkeepers in North Carolina are against this plant. Is Nash county, and the surrounding counties, not worthy of something better than 150 million pounds of chicken feces?
  • by concerned citizen Location: southern nash county on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    this issue is about the whole of eastern north carolina, this is not about rich people or poor people. the kinston spray fields have already had issues, Sanderson Farms will not discuss this though.
  • by concerned citizen Location: southern nash county on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    there is no regulation in north carolina for chicken houses. Environmental protections does NOT go and inspect them. You have to file a complaint. they can spread chicken waste and build chicken houses within 100 feet of your property line.
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