IN agency offers settlement to hog farm
October 10, 2012 by The Republic
October 10, 2012, Ridgeville, IN — An eastern Indiana hog farm tied to a large fish kill would plant more than 500 trees as an air emissions buffer and pay a $1,000 fine under a settlement proposed by the Indiana environmental agency.
The 4,000 hog operation sprayed 200,000 gallons of hog manure onto a field upstream of the June 2010 fish kill near the Randolph County town of Ridgeville. Nearly 108,000 fish died in the Mississinewa River and a tributary, according to state officials. READ MORE