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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


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