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E-M:/ Hog Factory Spill



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This just in:

Hog waste from an overflowing lagoon in Audrain County has contaminated more than three miles of the upper Loutre River, killing small fish and invertebrates. A state Department of Natural Resources inspector discovered the spill Monday afternoon as he was conducting a follow-up inspection at McCaw Farms, where there was another environmental incident in June.

McCaw Farms has a state permit to operate a feeding operation with as many as 16,800 hogs in 24 barns, said Connie Patterson, spokeswoman for DNR. McCaw works under contract with Cargill Pork operations.

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http://www.eccscm.org/wastespill81.html

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