Following an Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI) study at the C&H hog facility by scientists from the University of Oklahoma it was discovered, through Freedom of Information Act requests, that there are signs the sewage ponds at C&H may be leaking. This information was not known to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) until it was revealed by the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) at a public meeting. ADEQ has agreed to an independent study to investigate the possible problems at C&H. Now the questions are who will be allowed to observe the drilling for samples, how deep will the drilling go, and who will do the follow-up analysis? The public is waiting to see if ADEQ will make good on the promise to be transparent.
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