An Iowa county has again rejected a Rubashkin bid to open a massive factory chicken farm:
[Rabbi Sholom M.] Rubashkin is manager of Agriprocessors, meat packing plant, which would take the broilers raised by Cottonballs. The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a lawsuit against Agriprocessors claiming the company repeatedly exceeded legal limits on pollutants discharged from its plant into a municipal wastewater treatment facility.
Because Rubashkin is involved with facilities found in violation, [county supervisor John] Logsdon said points should be reduced. He also cited a district court decision issued last week that reversed a wastewater discharge permit for Agriprocessors.