Lawrence Kansas Native Erin Brockovich posted on social media about  the proposed Tonganoxie, Kansas Tyson Slaughter House

“Mothers have sent me photographs of their children at the local baseball field just blocks from the location of the proposed slaughter house,”

She goes on to cite statistics about the company’s polluting record.

“Tyson Foods Inc. was the second biggest polluter of America’s waterways from 2010 to 2014, according to the most current data the company submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Toxic Release Inventory. Ranking only behind AK Steel Holding Corp, Tyson Foods and its subsidiaries’ processing plants dumped more than 104 million pounds of pollutants into waterways over those five years – more than Cargill Inc., Koch Industries Inc., and ExxonMobil Corporation combined.”


Photo by: Chip Somodevilla