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  • Public workshop set for proposed chicken plant in Millsboro

  • A public workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 regarding the potential redevelopment of the former Vlasic Pickle site in Millsboro as a chicken processing plant. The workshop will be held at Millsboro Town Hall, 322 Wilson Highway.
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  • A public workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 regarding the potential redevelopment of the former Vlasic Pickle site in Millsboro as a chicken processing plant. The workshop will be held at Millsboro Town Hall, 322 Wilson Highway.
    Allen M. Harim Foods has entered into a brownfields development agreement with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, with the intent of purchasing the site, located at 29984 Pinnacle Way, and converting the facility to a poultry processing plant. A BDA is an agreement between DNREC and a developer with respect to a Certified Brownfields Site that sets forth a scope of work and environmental remedial activities during development of the site. The workshop is in response to public comments on the BDA. DNREC subject matter experts will be present to address specific questions about the site. The Department of Health and Social Services’ Office of Drinking Water will also be present to discuss surrounding community drinking water systems.
    A panel of subject matter experts will provide an overview of the permitting processes, and also will explain the public health and environmental protection provided by DNREC’s permitting programs. DNREC and ODW staff will be available for questions at poster stations located throughout the hall. Subject matter experts will reconvene for a question-and-answer session at the close of the workshop.
    A public hearing on the BDA and proposed plan of remediation by DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Section will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 E. State Street.
    For more information, call (302) 739-9000.

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