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Wal-Mart Continued from page 1 pany sources to see what stage, if any, plans have reached. She said if Wal-Mart moved in- to existing facilities at Rehoboth Mall it wouldn't be the first time. "We have done that before," said Davis. "Most recently we con- structed a Walmart Super Center using an existing retail center at Panorama City in California. That's in the Los Angeles area." The difference between a Wal- Inland bays Continued from page 1 argued that farmers may seem to pollute more, but that is only be- cause there is so much land used for farming. They argued that the report's authors needed to do more re- search and that more data is need- ed to determine how much pollu- tion farmers really cause. Several times, members of the Farm Bu- reau mentioned that the report summarized existing information and broke little new ground. "The whole report is based on assumption," said bureau member Harold Johnson. Farmer Tom Ryan of Ryan's Berry Farm, called for current real scientific data. "We would like to know if the pollution is really coming from farms today.., this is unsubstantiated." Bruce Richards, the executive director of the CIB, said "the re- port has a lot of estimation going on." Magee called some of the quotes attributed to Richards as being like "yelling fire in a crowd- ed theatre." Richards said some of his com- ments were taken out of context. But Kent Price of the University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies said he thinks there is some merit in the study. Price said that no one doubted that there are too many nutrients entering the in- land bays. "We can probably fine- tune it [the Horsley Witten Study]... but I doubt seriously if it will change the basic conclusion." Pat Campbell-White, the chair of the Center for the Inland Bays, agreed that she wants real science with current information. But she asked if farmers and the rest of the public are prepared to accept whatever unpleasant facts those studies uncover. "When the study is done, are we going to be able to face what it tells us. I want real sience...but sometimes we have to be careful what we wish for [because we might get it]." The study specifically said, "on average, agriculture contributes approximately 72 percent of the total nitrogen load (excluding at- mospheric load) to the inland bays." But the report goes on to say that the reason agriculture con- tributes a lot is because 52 percent of the land in the inland bays is in agriculture. In other words, the reason is not that farmers pollute Mart and Wal-Mart Super Center is that the super store includes some 40,000- to 50,000- square feet of groceries. There is already a successful grocery store, Super- Fresh, at the Rehoboth Mall. But SuperFresh has announced plans recently to locate an approx- imately 50,000 square foot store in Pelican Square, a new shopping complex being planned for Route 1, located less than a mile from Rehoboth Mall. SuperFresh corporate vice pres- ident Mike Rourke, vice president of corporate affairs, said on more but that there is more land used for farming. The study also says "this indi- cates that if there was a conver- sion of agricultural lands to resi- dential land use at the estimated existing density, the same poten- tial problem would exist." Joseph Calhoun, president of the Delaware Farm Bureau wrote to Campbell-White in May say- ing, "it is very unfortunate that the Thursday he had heard nothing of Was-Mart plans. Rourke grunted with surprise when he heard Cho's comments and said that Su- perFresh still intends to operate both the store in Pelican Square and the smalle L already existing store in Rehoboth Mall. Cordish recently asked for an appeal of the Sussex Planning and Zoning Commission site plan ap- proval for Pelican Square after learning of SuperFresh's plans. Sussex County Council will not hear that appeal, but it could be appealed to the courts. Center for the Inland Bays has re- ceived front-page news coverage at the crippling expense of the hard-working farm families throughout Delaware." The letter continued, "Farmers have embraced environmental measures for years on a voluntary basis. The visual results have yet to be seen - but with time - they too will be realized. 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