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OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs



September 25, 2013, Corvallis, OR – A leaking manure storage lagoon is forcing Oregon State University to close its swine barn and sell off its remaining hogs.

Dan Arp, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, said groundwater or surface water is seeping into the lagoon, and manure could leak out if cracks aren’t sealed and drainage system repairs aren’t made. The initial cost estimate for repairs is $100,000, he said. READ MORE