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Opposition grows to proposed Tyson poultry plant in Kansas


September 17, 2017

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to build a massive poultry processing complex near Tonganoxie has spawned a groundswell of local opposition and three area lawmakers now say they also will oppose the plant.

The $320 million plant planned by Tyson Foods Inc. is expected to bring 1,600 jobs to a town of about 5,000 in northeastern Kansas.

After between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended a town hall Friday night, local state representatives said they also would oppose the plant's construction, drawing large cheers from the crowd, The Lawrence Journal-World reported .

Residents fear the plant...

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