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Linkwood-Salem Fire Hall

Valley Protein Public Hearing

Grave concerns about noxious odors and water pollution emanating from the VP plant as well as the dispersal of industrial sludge that is a by-product of the plant onto farmland in the Transquaking and Nanticoke watersheds, this is an opportunity to make your voice heard. www.dcpgonline.org

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Time & Location

Nov 16, 2021, 6:00 PM

Linkwood-Salem Fire Hall, 3905 Ocean Gateway, Linkwood, MD 21835, USA

About The Event

www.dcpgonline.org. The hearing in Linkwood represents the best opportunity for Dorchester County residents to make their voices heard regarding public health, clean water, and restoration of the fragile ecosystem that the Valley Proteins Company has polluted. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is about to issue a new permit covering Wastewater Discharge and Sludge Disposal at the Valley Protein (VP) rendering plant in Linkwood, Dorchester County, Maryland. If granted, the new permit will cover operations at the plant for the next five years.

Since 2014, VP has created numerous violations of discharge limits for nitrogen, phosphorus, and fecal coliform, including nearly 200 chlorine discharge violations unreported until recently. 

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