Oklahoma may sue several poultry companies


Friday, September 10th 2004, 6:29 am

By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Attorney General Drew Edmondson says the state may sue some poultry companies for polluting Oklahoma scenic rivers.

Tyson, Peterson Farms, Simmons Foods, George's and Cargill submitted a proposed pre-lawsuit settlement to Edmondson's office yesterday.

But Edmondson said he didn't see what he had been hoping for.

Edmondson says he wants companies to accept responsibility for removing excess litter from the river basins and agree to pay reclamation costs.

Oklahoma officials attribute mounting phosphorus problems in the Arkansas Basin to a growth of poultry operations in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

Poultry producers argue that sewage plants, septic tanks and commercial and private application of other types of fertilizers on the soil have affected the waterways, too.
logo

Get The Daily Update!

Be among the first to get breaking news, weather, and general news updates from News on 6 delivered right to your inbox!

More Like This

September 10th, 2004

April 18th, 2022

April 18th, 2022

April 18th, 2022

Top Headlines

December 8th, 2022

December 8th, 2022

December 8th, 2022

December 8th, 2022