What's Beneath Controversial Newton County Swine CAFO?

May 18, 2016

C&H Hog Farms operator, Jason Henson, stands near a newly constructed half-filled clay lined sewage lagoon which drains waste from his 6500-head swine breeding factory farm near Mt. Judea. (File photo 2013).
Credit J. Froelich / KUAF

The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance has asked the Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission to shutter a Cargill-integrated swine breeding CAFO on the Buffalo River Watershed, citing possible evidence of pollution stemming from new subsurface data generated by a state-funded Big Creek Research and Extension Team investigator.