The world's largest poultry producer, Tyson Foods, is among nearly a dozen poultry companies that have less than two months to reach agreement with the state of Oklahoma on how to clean a watershed polluted by chicken litter.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell in Tulsa ruled Wednesday that Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. and other companies polluted the Illinois River, caused a public nuisance and trespassed by spreading the litter, or manure, on land in eastern Oklahoma, and that it then leached into the river's watershed.

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Larry Skow

GOOD! They hire migrants for cheap wages. Ruin the environment to enrich the stock holders. All preventable. The laws have been on the books with zero enforcement. Now start to back this up to all the hog factories/Cattle feed lot factories. No one can dump untreated human waste out. Not even a camper parked in a field. All of this can be treated very very economically

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