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Sewage lagoon near chicken processing plant to be cleaned

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Posted: Aug 22, 2010 12:35 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: sewage, lagoon, chicken, processing, plant, cleaned, Tyson, Mississippi

Contractors this week will try to eradicate a smelly problem from an industrial sewage lagoon in west central Mississippi.

Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Tyson Foods, says the Arkansas-based poultry company has hired a contractor to remove solid waste near a Tyson plant at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex outside Vicksburg.

Local port commission officials say about 60,000 gallons of waste has built up on the surface of a lagoon near the chicken processing plant.

Two other companies use the wastewater treatment system - one that processes metals and one that handles metals and plastics.

The Vicksburg Post reports residents have complained the past three months about a stench from the lagoon.

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