Impact of CAFOs on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Delaware
Dr. Wilson and CEEJH team members worked with the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP), Protecting Our Indian River, and the communities of Sussex County, Delaware to protest the establishment of poultry processing plant in Millsboro, DE--an environmental justice community facing the environmental hazards of a coal-fired power plant, two superfund sites, a concrete factory, and an existing poultry processing plant. We conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) to analyze the potential health impacts of the Harim Millsboro plant and create a report to provide more information to the community and stakeholders about the health status of residents in Millsboro and the status of air and water pollution. CEEJH also provided technical assistance, serving as panelists and facilitators for a private-well and drinking water health and safety awareness meeting.
Dr. Wilson has also collaborated with Food and Water Watch, SRAP, and Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) to raise issues about the negative impacts of industrial chicken farming on the Eastern Shore including Salisbury, in Wicomico County, and in Somerset County, MD. Click here to view Dr. Wilson’s plenary speech at the 2017 Factory Farm Summit.