Lawsuit Over Poultry Plant Dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the proposed controversial poultry plant in Nash County.

Opponents of the Sanderson Farms chicken processing plant filed a lawsuit against Nash County Commissioners for the rezoning of land in the southern part of the county for the proposed plant.

A state superior court judge ruled Wednesday that one of two lawsuits filed against Nash County over the controversial rezoning be thrown out and be considered moot, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.

The proposed plant has drawn the ire of some, worried about the environmental impact and the impact on the quality of life of people who live nearby. Others argue the plant will provide jobs for more than 1,000 people.

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