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Delay of phosphorous rules is a mistake [Letter]
The time to curtail phosphorus in the Chesapeake Bay is now ("Phosphorus rules delayed," Nov. 22). Delaying the new rules limiting the spread of phosphorus-laden poultry manure will only exacerbate a situation that has gone on far too long. Large poultry companies need to be held accountable for the fact that they are the largest single source of pollution in the bay. The 1.5 billion pounds of manure that is produced cannot ecologically be disposed of in such a small area adjacent to the bay without the devastating effects that we are already seeing.
December 3, 2013