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Swine Waste General Permit Hearings

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Photo: The home of a minority family in Kenansville, North Carolina, situated next to a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO. Dust, odors, and manure from CAFOs can reach nearby residents’ homes, including their laundry. © 2013 Donn Young Photography

General Hog Waste Permit – Hearings
November 12, 2013, 7:00pm (registration at 6:30pm)
Iredell County Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC

November 14, 2013, 7:00pm (registration at 6:30pm)
James Sprunt Community College – Monk Auditorium, 133 James Sprunt Drive, Kenansville, NC

NC is home to thousands of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) – we’re number two in the nation for hog production! Many operations are located in largely African-American eastern NC communities where rates of poverty and unemployment are high, and folks are subjected to severe pollution issues from hog farms. This year, the general NC permit for how the farms handle animal waste is expiring, so you have a chance to speak up and demand strong standards to protect the environment and the health of NC communities!

Draft swine waste management general permit (PDF) ~ DENR fact sheet on renewal of animal waste permits (PDF)

Written comments due by 5:00 pm on December 6, 2013, and can be sent to NC Division of Water Resources, Animal Feeding Operations Unit, 1636 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1636.

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