Yesterday we reported that the USDA had was looking to hire "many" veterinarians and vet-techs to support a massive poultry slaughter in response to a post Thanksgiving H7N9 Avian Influenza Pandemic.
Today the USDA placed an Environmental Impact notice on the US Federal Register that they are planning a Pandemic Animal Slaughter so massive that the current disposal methods of open pit burial and open pit burning cannot handle carcass throughput.
Specifically the USDA wants public input by Thanksgiving week, on how to handle "mass carcass management" of 50 tons or more per site. Currently they are investigating, large scale carcass composting, "rendering, landfills compliant with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other fixed facility options, such as incinerators compliant with the Clean Air Act, that could accommodate a large volume of carcasses over a short period of time."
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