Sewage lagoon near chicken processing plant to be cleaned
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.