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Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Two companies that haul nonhazardous liquid waste for Allen Harim Foods are seeking to change their permits as the poultry producer awaits approval to house a deboning operation in Millsboro.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Mountaire Farms met with Millsboro-area residents Wednesday night to start a public dialogue about frustrations regarding elevated nitrate levels in residential wells.

Courtesy of Mountaire Farms

Mountaire Farms is working to fix issues with its Millsboro plant that caused contamination in nearby wells.

State environmental officials have cited Mountaire Farms for polluting groundwater near its Millsboro plant.

Allen Harim won't use Millsboro facility to process chickens

Nov 2, 2015

The Allen Harim company says it is scratching plans to transform the former Vlasic pickle plant in Millsboro into a large-scale poultry processing center.

The company will instead use the facility as a warehouse and storage location.

A new plan to address traffic congestion around Millsboro on U.S. Route 113 will become public for the first time tomorrow [Wed].

Eli Chen/Delaware Public Media

Researchers from University of Maryland were in Millsboro Saturday to present a study on the potential health impacts of the planned Allen Harim poultry processing plant in Millsboro.

History Matters: Delaware's Forgotten Folks

Jun 5, 2015
Karl Malgiero/Delaware Public Media

They’re called Delaware’s Forgotten Folks.


For the next two editions of History Matters - produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Nanticoke Tribe. Part II is here.

DNREC and Mallinckrodt Veterinary Inc. have reached a settlement regarding the clean up of a contaminated site in Millsboro.


Mallinckrodt Veterinary will pay DNREC $2.7 million dollars for the cleanup of its former poultry vaccine plant. That’s the largest settlement in the history of Delaware’s Hazard Substance Cleanup Act, a program run by DNREC’s site investigation and restoration section.

Several weeks ago, a resident near the town of Millsboro noticed that a parcel of land on Revel and Indiantown Road was for sale. Furthermore, he learned that the buyer could be poultry company Mountaire Farms.

Suspicious that a poultry operation might be built so close to their homes, the residents banded together to form an opposing group called C.O.S.T., which stands for Citizens Opposed to Secret Transaction.