Slaughterhouses Are Polluting Our Waterways
Updated Rules Are Need to Protect Our Health and Wildlife

Executive Summary

Industrial meat and poultry processing plants dump huge volumes of pollution into America’s rivers, threatening our health and harming our environment. The construction of more slaughterhouses adds to this water pollution. Despite Clean Water Act requirements, the EPA has refused to update decades-old pollution standards to protect the public.

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