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Animal manure is one of the country's biggest environmental problems. In the Chesapeake Bay, it surpasses all of the region's sewer plants combined as the source of nitrogen and phosphorus, two pollutants that cause low-oxygen "dead zones."

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Perdue, poultry farm sued for polluting bay
Article | Environmental activists filed suit Tuesday against the poultry giant Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore farm where Perdue chickens are raised, contending that the farm is polluting the Chesapeake Bay with manure-laden runoff.

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