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Old 11-23-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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Anyone else think Wilson and Nash Counties could use 1500 jobs, plus the 4 or 5 supporting plants. Let the Chickens come in they can't smell worse than the sweet potatoes.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Swansboro, NC
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Its like the Butterball plant down in Duplin County...or near there....The employees eat free everyday, they pay 12 an hour and have bennies...it beats McDonalds....so I say bring the birds in...
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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I hate seeing the two counties fighting each other and spending money in court, that we don't have. They also need to think about how many other companies won't even look our way because of their stupidity.
The could take that million they are wasting and create a whole lot of shovel ready jobs.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I don't blame Wilson for fighting it. How would you feel if your next door neighbor was allowed to discharge his liquid household waste on your property and endanger the well that you paid for? If Nash county wants to build chicken houses then it should be prepared to deal with the waste from those chicken houses instead of piping them into another county for disposal. A 6 mile pipe is a long pipe.

Nash gets the jobs and tax revenue and Wilson gets the s*** and the smell. Yeah. That's real fair.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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What I want to know is why isn't Greenville Utilities opposing this too?
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:51 AM
 
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I don't blame Wilson for fighting it. How would you feel if your next door neighbor was allowed to discharge his liquid household waste on your property and endanger the well that you paid for? If Nash county wants to build chicken houses then it should be prepared to deal with the waste from those chicken houses instead of piping them into another county for disposal. A 6 mile pipe is a long pipe.

Nash gets the jobs and tax revenue and Wilson gets the s*** and the smell. Yeah. That's real fair.
That's just ridiculous. You make it sound like they are dumping straight waste into the drinking water. Do you not think that these plants have to adhere to the same regulations as all other businesses? 1500 jobs sounds pretty enticing and it's selfish and in the end, pointless to fight it. The plant will wind up being built somewhere. They are already up in Kinston and getting ready to build in Goldsboro.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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That's just ridiculous. You make it sound like they are dumping straight waste into the drinking water. Do you not think that these plants have to adhere to the same regulations as all other businesses? 1500 jobs sounds pretty enticing and it's selfish and in the end, pointless to fight it. The plant will wind up being built somewhere. They are already up in Kinston and getting ready to build in Goldsboro.
I don't believe anybody will do anything that they're not forced to. Why did Nash County refuse to do an enviromental impact statement?
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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I would imagine that the chicken plant would have its own waste treatment process on site. Rural areas typically don't have facilities to receive untreated waste, especially waste that a chicken plant would generate.

Stormwater runoff would also be a concern. If it's built in the Tar River basin, then they will have to adhere to strict rules regarding stormwater treatment.

I am certain the plant owner would be monitored by several Regulatory Agencies.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I am all for creating jobs. But if they are going to keep birds in basically windowless and little concrete houses, crammed in cages stacked on top of cages for eggs, or if they coop them for food then their beaks are cut off and then killed so fast that some are only injured and die a slow death under the other carcasses, and if they want to confine birds their whole lives and they never get outside where they like to peck for grubs and insects, flap their wings, splash in water, and congregate as normal birds do, then FORGET IT. I buy free range chicken and range eggs and pay the extra dollars. If we farmed the old way, just as many jobs would be created... fight to only allow free range chickens and their eggs in your area. It is unnatural for animals AND people to be jammed together with no sense of what our natural world is like. Folks, those chicken houses are concentration camps for animals.

But since old-ways farmers are few and far between when it comes to these businessmen who know nothing about animals, then instead encourage them to open factories that create solar panels and windmills, which while it takes some initial capital, the government subsidizes these new clean energy solutions, and one day, when the oil runs out in the estimated 2050 time frame, those plants will make a fortune, and yet Americans will still pay less than oil for electricity generated basically for free. Foreign countries have been at this since the 1970s, when President Jimmy Carter said we needed to get off oil (which the Reagan people rejected), and therefore Americans have had to use their products. It's only been since President Barack Obama has come into office that he has taken the leadership role in asking us to make our own solar and wind energy.

If you want to know more about these matters, you can visit the website for the Humane Society of the United States and the website for the President and his interest in clean energy is The White House In Sweden, they already have laws in place prohibiting factory farming, so it's not like it cannot be done, so I have hope one day our animals will be treated more humanely, and then none of the issues about cramming animals into small spaces will ever come up again. GO GREEN, encourage natural farming, invite solar panel factories and windmill factories into North Carolina !!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I would imagine that the chicken plant would have its own waste treatment process on site.
That's the issue here. The plant is in Nash County but they want to pipe the waste 6 miles into Wilson's area and possibly damage a $50 Mil water system that Wilson hasn't even paid for yet.
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