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State denies permit to Arkansas hog farm near Buffalo River

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

VENDOR, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued a final decision that C&H Hog Farm in Vendor can no longer operate. Its decision followed a period of public comment after the department initially denied the permit for the farm in September.

The department first denied the farm's permit in Janu...