Cleanup underway for waste lagoons at closed Arkansas hog farm

 

KY3 (MO)

Feb 11, 2020

 

NEWTON COUNTY, Ark. -- Cleanup for two lagoons at C&H Hog Farms, Inc., which could hold up to 2 million gallons of liquid hog feces and urine, is now underway.

 

Arkansas has hired a contractor to clean up the waste lagoons as part of a $749,000 cleanup contract. The lagoons are now in the process of being drained, while contaminated soil is being scraped way, per state officials.

 

C&H Hog Farms Inc., located in Newton County near the Buffalo National River, is closed after a buyout agreement.

 

In June, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement in June for a $6.2 million state buyout of C&H Hog Farms, the only large hog farm in the river's watershed.

 

The facility was previously permitted to...

 

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