Public Hearing Held For Hickman's Air Quality Permits In Tonopah

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:47pm
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A street view of Hickmans Egg Farm in Tonopah.

Hickman’s Family Farms is in the process of getting air quality permits for back-up generators at their Tonopah egg farm, and a public hearing on the permits could see opposition.

The permit would allow Hickman’s to install emergency generators and a boiler at their confined animal feeding operation a few miles west of Buckeye.

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department elected to have the hearing after a previous one in Arlington brought dozens of locals who voiced their opposition to the egg farms, complaining of foul smells and health problems.

County officials said they received a couple hundred comments and questions from the last hearing.

The hearing is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruth Fisher Elementary school in Tonopah.

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