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Oversight Extended in Okla. Poultry Case

by 5m Editor
4 October 2007, at 10:11am

US - A federal judge has extend the term of a special agent appointed in 2003 as part of a settlement agreement between the city of Tulsa and the six poultry companies it sued over pollution in its watershed.

In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Claire Eagan extended the appointment of the "special master," or party appointed by the court to exercise its power, to Feb. 13, 2008, the date federal oversight of the case is to end.

The term was due to expire Saturday.

The special master was appointed on Oct. 6, 2003, as part of the settlement agreement to hire and train members of the Watershed Monitoring Team. The team was charged with implementing a revised phosphorous index system in the watershed, among other duties.

Details of a motion filed last month by the city to have the judge revise rules to further limit how much poultry waste can be spread on land throughout the Eucha Spavinaw watershed remained confidential.

Source: Forbes.com

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