Residents to sue Lilydale’s Calgary plant
By The Canadian PressFeatures Processing Production chicken Poultry Production
September 15, 2011 – Residents of a southeast Calgary neighbourhood are suing a chicken-processing plant, alleging it has prevented them from being able to enjoy their properties.
Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson says residents allege they have lived for years with disruptive noise and foul odours coming from the Lilydale plant, and in some cases, chicken parts on their properties.
He also points out that a 2009 ammonia leak from the plant forced residents from their homes.
Robinson says his clients want Lilydale to stop trucks from leaving from the plant at night, limit odours and secure chicken waste bins so the parts don’t end up all over the neighbourhood.
Residents are also seeking damages for the 2009 ammonia leak.
A Lilydale spokesperson says the company has broken no laws and will defend itself against the claims.
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