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for Independent Weekly Vol. 2 Issue 9, May 11-24 1984
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Located in Western North Carolina, Bee Tree Cover is listed as one of the 400 worst hazardous waste sites in the nation. Since 1951, the 1,200-acre area is used as a disposal site by four different industries, most recently by Chemtronics, Inc. The groundwater is contaminated with at least 82 chemicals known to be dangerous to human health.
In 1982, Chicken sales grosses $422 million in North Carolina. But many of the state’s 2,200 growers reaped incomes that averaged less than the minimum wage. A the same time, state agricultural officials say the poultry industry is good for the state, which is now the nation’s fourth largest producer of broiler chickens.