Creswell, Year in Review 2022

Chicken plant flying under the radar

CRESWELL – The once prevalent clucking regarding reopening Foster Farms seems to have turned to radio silence.

The plant, once located at 33464 West Lane has not been operating since 2006, but when the plants wastewater permit renewal surfaced in July of this year, residents expressed fear that Foster Farms wanted to resume operation. 

After the wastewater permit renewal was approved, a public hearing was slated for Aug. 29 with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Here, residents could express concerns regarding the plant's application to renew its wastewater permit. 

On Aug. 26 . . .