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...