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Senate Committee OKs First Bill To Replace Hog Lagoons

by 5m Editor
18 April 2007, at 1:43pm

US - A Senate committee today approved the first of several bills designed to help North Carolina's swine farmers use cleaner methods to deal with hog waste.

Senate committee OKs first bill to replace hog lagoons (Pig) US - A Senate committee today approved the first of several bills designed to help North Carolina's swine farmers use cleaner methods to deal with hog waste.

The bill sponsored by Duplin County Sen. Charlie Albertson would create a permanent ban on hog lagoons and sprayfields. New construction of the waste management systems has been blocked for a decade by a moratorium due to expire in September.

Albertson's bill sets higher performance standards for new hog-waste systems and calls for the state to provide financial help for farmers who want to replace their lagoons with technologically advanced systems.

Source: StarNewsOnline.com

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