Maryland Will Test to Determine if Eastern Shore Chicken Farms are Polluting the Air

A year after fighting off a proposal to monitor air pollution levels around industrial-scale chicken houses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the poultry industry has joined with state environmental regulators to study whether the farms are polluting the air.

Officials expect to install a pair of monitors testing for ammonia and particulate matter by this summer.

James Fisher, a spokesman for industry group Delmarva Poultry Inc., said the aim is to settle concerns from residents about whether it’s safe to live near large chicken houses, which are each capable of housing thousands of birds.

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