Mountaire Farms Meets Angry Residents About Water Contamination
Posted: Jan 18, 2018 4:13 AM
By Timothy Parker
(MILLSBORO, Del.) - Wednesday night, Mountaire Farms met with the public about the high nitrate levels in water which makes it unsafe to drink.
Mountaire's legal team did not answer many questions because of potential litigation. They believe their company is not responsible for the recent water contamination.
In fact, they believe Sussex County has had high nitrate levels for years, prior to the recent contamination.
But many residents in attendance don't believe the Mountaire and blame them for health problems, and feel its impact their property value.
With state officials in attendance, some residents lashed out them personally.
Mountaire says they are looking to invest 35 million dollars in enhancements, even though they don't believe they are responsible for the high nitrate levels in the water.