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ADEQ Finds No Leaks Beneath Controversial Industrial Newton County Swine Breeding Farm

Jason Henson, owner of C&H Hog Farms, stands near one of two swine waste ponds in the spring of 2013.
Jason Henson, owner of C&H Hog Farms, stands near one of two swine waste ponds in the spring of 2013.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has completed review of a drilling study beneath two wastewater sewage lagoons on C&H Hog Farms, an industrial swine breeding operation located six miles upstream of the Buffalo National River near Mt. Judea in Newton County. C&H Hog Farms is currently permitted to house 4,000 piglets and 2500 sows at any given time.

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