Hazeldene's irrigation plan rejected

THE Environmental Protection Authority has rejected a Lockwood chicken company's plan to irrigate waste water from its plant.

Hazeldene's managing director John Hazeldene said the decision hindered the company's ability to effectively re-use its treated waste water.

"We do not have sufficient land without our own licensed discharge area to re-use our treated waste water and with winter approaching we have major concerns about what we can do to maintain operations," he said.

Hazeldene's employs 740 staff and 300 contractors.

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