Hatchery fined for contaminating water supply
A poultry hatchery in Lebanon County in the US has
been fined by the state Department of Environmental Protection has for
contaminating water at an adjacent property.
The hatchery has been ordered to submit plans for providing a potable water supply to the neighbouring truck dealership that was affected by illegal industrial waste discharges.
The waste contaminated the groundwater at the South Lebanon Township truck dealership, Bobby Gerhart's Truck World, including a well used for drinking water, with coliform and E. coli bacteria.
DEP has determined that the waste was leaking from an above-ground storage tank.
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