Manure spill reply leads to call for hog permits
December 18, 2013 by ABC5 Newsroom
December 18, 2013, Des Moines, IA – A hog farm in southeast Iowa run by an Illinois corporation has become the latest battleground between environmental groups, state officials, and modern farming operations that consolidate thousands of animals in confinement buildings.
The Maschhoffs farm near Keosauqua spilled thousands of gallons of hog manure into a dry creek Nov. 4 and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is considering fines and enforcement action that could include requirement of Clean Water Act permit. READ MORE