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Poultry operation opposed at county meeting

Some Scio-area residents on Tuesday, Feb. 22, asked the Linn County Board of Commissioners to oppose construction of a large-scale poultry operation about eight miles east of the city.

This second of three proposed facilities, they said, would feature 16 buildings measuring 60-by-600 feet, where about 750,000 chickens would mature every four months.

Area resident Linda Duman outlined her neighbors’ concerns, including:

-- Water quality due to the proposed facility’s location near Thomas Creek.

-- Water quantity. According to Duman, the facility could use more than 50,000 gallons of wate...

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