Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:05 PM
TexasTowelie (7,630 posts)
Board rules Dallas plant can't operate as slaughterhouse
DALLAS — On Wednesday, the Dallas Board of Adjustment Requirements decided unanimously that Columbia Packing Company can no longer operate as a slaughterhouse.
Before that meeting, the company conceded that it no longer wanted to operate as a slaughterhouse, and it asked the city to let it remain in business as a meat-packing plant.
There was a large crowd at the meeting, with dozens from both sides who came to be heard. Many were residents opposed to the plant, but other plant supporters and employees attended the meeting wearing T-shirts that read "Save Columbia."
The plant shut down in January after it was found to be discharging pigs' blood into the Trinity River.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:45 AM
sonias (18,063 posts)
4. The tech connection - drone video
The interesting thing to remember about this case/plant is that an average citizen recorded footage of the river of blood. If it wasn't for that one person making the video public, this plant would probably still be spewing blood into the river. Never expect that TCEQ (toxic) would ever have found this on their own. They are a totally worthless agency.
Yahoo News 1/24/12
Drone pilot finds “river of blood” outside Dallas meatpacking plant
A drone pilot hobbyist in Dallas stumbled across a river of blood coming from a large meatpacking plant. The small drone plane had a camera equipped, which captured images of the red river, suspected of being made of pig blood from the plant
"I was looking at images after the flight that showed a blood red creek and was thinking, could this really be what I think it is? Can you really do that, surely not?" the pilot tells sUAS News. "Whatever it is, it was flat out gross. Then comes the question of who do I report this to that can find out what it is and where it is coming from."
So to the drone hobbyist who prefers to remain anonymous - I salute you.