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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Are Choking Chesapeake Bay

"A case in point is the Chesapeake Bay, which is infused with excess nutrients generated by broiler litter from the adjacent Delmarva Peninsula. Maryland and Delaware alone produce roughly 523 million chickens a year, along with an estimated 42 million cubic feet of litter—enough to fill the U.S. Capitol dome nearly 50 times annually, or almost once a week." - excerpt from Pew Environmental Group's website describing the release of the report Big Chicken.

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