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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  • by Pam Location: Nash County on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    500 chicken houses and the associated chicken "litter" waste will damage the environment. It will damage the quality of life for more than just around the residents in slaughter house area. It will ruin the streams and watersheds. If anyone had done any research on this, Sanderson Farms wouldn't be offered incentives to come to our region. This ruling will be appealed. The country club in Wilson and the yankees have nothing to do with the issues.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    Thank you Judge for throwing this thing out. There is more environmental damage created by the population boom in people than any chicken plant, chicken farm or hog farm. Yep, the massive residential developments cause more harm and destrustion of land. Also, they are 99% yankees so this causes destruction of the quality of life here.
  • by Wilsonian on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:50 AM
    And the mayor of Wilson with his croonies in tow have wasted $1 million (maybe more) of the taxpayer's money fighting this for all the dumb excuses. Truth is they just didn't want it near their beloved west side of town where their country club is located.
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