River Advocates Allege Clean Water Act Violations

River advocates are alleging Clean Water Act violations by a North Carolina hog operation.

The Southern Environmental Law Center, acting on behalf of the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, the Neuse River keeper Alliance, and the Water keeper Alliance, sent a notice of intent to sue J.C. Howard's Hill and Taylor Farm in Jones County, claiming the farm is illegally discharging harmful pollutants into the waters of the Ne use River watershed.

Specifically, they claim the farm regularly violated the law by applying hog waster to fields so that the waste ran freely into ditches, off of the property and directly into nearby waterways.

The groups say if changes aren't made in two months, they'll file a lawsuit.


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