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Re: E-M:/ Hog Factory Spill



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Enviro-Mich message from Kirk Riley <rileyki@egr.msu.edu>
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This is in Missouri.

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>Enviro-Mich message from Patty Cantrell 
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>This just in:
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>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.
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>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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>Patty Cantrell
>Public Trust Alliance Project Manager
>MICHIGAN LAND USE INSTITUTE
>P.O. Box 228, 845 Michigan Ave.
>Benzonia, MI 49616
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>tel: 231-882-4723 ext. 18
>fax: 231-882-7350
>e-mail: patty@mlui.org
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