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Environmental Panel Holding Workshop on Proposed Poultry Plant

A state environmental advisory panel is holding a public workshop to address concerns about the proposed redevelopment of a former pickle plant in Sussex County, Del., into a poultry processing plant. The workshop involves environmental issues.

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — A state environmental advisory panel is holding a public workshop to address concerns about the proposed redevelopment of a former pickle plant in Sussex County into a poultry processing plant.

The workshop Thursday afternoon in Millsboro involves environmental issues surrounding plans by Allen M. Harim foods to convert the old Vlasic Pickle site in Dagsboro into a poultry plant.

Harim Foods has entered into a brownfields development agreement with the state environmental department that outlines plans to address pollutants at the site.

Environmental officials will be on hand to take questions, and public health officials will be present to discuss community drinking water systems.

Harim, South Korea's largest poultry producer, bought Delaware-based poultry producer Allen Family Foods in 2011 after it filed for bankruptcy protection.

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