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Arkansas DEQ Misrepresented Hog Waste Water Monitoring

February 12, 2014

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    Buffalo National River, Arkansas (National Park Service)

A press release issued today reports on a letter sent by Earthjustice, Earthrise Law Center, and local attorney Hank Bates on behalf of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, National Parks Conservation Association, The Ozark Society and Arkansas Canoe Club. The letter charges the Arkansas DEQ with monitoring water for hog waste contamination in the wrong fields, knowing that those fields would not receive waste from the factory hog farm threatening the Buffalo National River in Arkansas.

Read the press release:

Newly Released Arkansas C & H Water Monitoring Study Used Taxpayer Money to Test Wrong Fields for Hog Waste Contamination:Coalition calls on state to fully reopen C & H’s permitting process; Local citizens ask University of Arkansas to cease unauthorized testing on their land

Read the letter the coalition sent to ADEQ, as well as the letter sent by local landowners to the University of Arkansas.

Read the University of Arkansas’s flawed initial report on water quality testing.

Read more background on the lawsuit. 

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