Newton County Hog Farm Denied Final Permit, Owner will Appeal

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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

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