Wilson County To Hold Forum On Proposed Poultry Plant

Wilson County public officials will hold a public forum to discuss the impact of the proposed Sanderson Farms poultry plant.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place Monday at Fike High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The school is located at 500 Harrison Dr. in Wilson.

The panel of speakers will include Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, a professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health;
I. Clark Wright, Jr., partner at Davis, Hartman, Wright, PLLC; and
Thomas S. Dunham, P.G., a geologist with Duncklee & Dunham, P.C.

The proposed poultry plant has received opposition after some believe it could have harmful environmental side effects on the area. The chicken processing plant could provide as many as 1,100 jobs to the area, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.

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