State agency's comments on hog farm in Buffalo River watershed show little detail on ruling

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

The C&H Hog Farms’ operation, shown May 4, sits near a Buffalo River tributary in Newton County.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality denied C&H Hog Farms an operating permit in part because the company did not conduct a study on the flow direction of groundwater or develop an emergency action plan, according to the department's responses to public comments on the permit application.

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