FAQFAQ
   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
#1 In Identity Theft Protection



Your Maine Forum Forum Index -> General Maine Discussions

Chicken Manure Stench Holds Town Hostage


Post new topic   Reply to topic
  Author    Thread
The Founder
Forum Governor


Joined: 24 May 2004
Posts: 2273



 Reply with quote  
Chicken Manure Stench Holds Town Hostage

Chicken Manure Stench Holds Town Hostage

FRENCHVILLE, Maine - Northern winds have been sending a stench of manure from across the Canadian border, the people in this St. John Valley town are tired of holding their noses.

"It smells like acid or sulfur, and it's really strong. The last couple of weeks have been really bad," Frenchville Town Manager Philip Levesque said. "It's an international problem."

Levesque said the odor comes from a chicken manure composting facility in New Brunswick.

People in the town of about 1,200 say smells from the plant along the St. John River are so bad when the north wind blows that windows and doors must remain closed and outdoor activities are curtailed.

Percy Thibeault, a resident of the area most affected by the smells, said a committee called Citizens for Clean Air has been formed to deal with the odor.

"This is affecting real estate valuations. They are going down," said Thibeault, adding that the problem is made worse by commercial pigpens operating west of St. Hilaire.

"It's affected our quality of life," Thibeault said. "We can't have barbecues, can't open windows and doors because of the smell. It's a nuisance."

Post Tue 08 Feb, 2005 9:01 pm 
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Evil Homer
Moose


Joined: 05 Aug 2004
Posts: 825
Location: Bradley


 Reply with quote  

Chicken s*it. Gotta love that smell. Smells like draft dodgers and the like.
_________________
Pissing off board moderators since 1996!

Post Wed 09 Feb, 2005 8:25 am 
 View user's profile Send private message
Stinky Geezer
Wanna-be Mainah


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 33
Location: Flagstaff, Maine


 Reply with quote  

30 years ago - the 'whole' state of maine smelled the same way.
_________________
Bring chickens back to Maine...

Post Thu 10 Feb, 2005 9:50 am 
 View user's profile Send private message
daddo
Wanna-be Mainah


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 3
Location: Bradford


 Reply with quote  
Chickens

Support Beef.......run over a chicken

Post Thu 10 Feb, 2005 10:01 am 
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Stinky Geezer
Wanna-be Mainah


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 33
Location: Flagstaff, Maine


 Reply with quote  
Re: Chickens

quote:
Originally posted by daddo:
Support Beef.......run over a chicken
i've heard of mad cow, but never a mad chicken!
_________________
Bring chickens back to Maine...

Post Thu 10 Feb, 2005 10:18 am 
 View user's profile Send private message
  Display posts from previous:      

Your Maine Forum Forum Index -> General Maine Discussions



Forum Jump:
Jump to:  

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1


Forum Rules:
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

 

Last Thread | Next Thread  >
Powered by phpBB: © 2001 phpBB Group