Tonganoxie residents, Erin Brockovich come together in fight against new Tyson plant

Lawrence native Erin Brockovich is joining the fight against a new Tyson Foods plant in Tonganoxie.

Brockovich became famous for fighting a company that poisoned groundwater. Now she’s speaking out against Tyson’s plans to break ground on a poultry plant in Tonganoxie

Families who oppose the project contacted Brockovich. She responded by posting this to Tyson Foods:

“Clean up your act if you want respect. Get off the list of our nation’s biggest polluters and then come talk to us. Until then, you cannot continue to grow on the backs of the people.”

KCTV5 News talked to families who are petitioning and hoping their grassroots effort will stop the project before construction begins.

Opponents are circulating a petition asking elected officials to stop the poultry complex from coming to Leavenworth County.

They are hanging signs around town that say, “No Tyson in Tongie.”

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