A hog farm in Newton County has been denied on Tuesday.
The Arkansas Environmental Quality Board issued their decision, denying a permit for C&H Hog Farm near Mount Judea in Newton County.
The owners of the farm were granted a permit but it was pulled when concerns came up over water quality. They were re-issued a temporary operating permit while the investigation continued.
In Tuesday’s decision, the ADEQ says the Karst Topography makes the area susceptible to waste pollution. The farm is about 6 miles from the Buffalo National River.
KNWA’s sister station, KOLR10, spoke with the farm’s owner’s who say they will appeal.
To read the decision document, CLICK HERE.