Smithfield Foods ordered to pay millions to neighbors of hog farms

The North Carolina farms "generate many times more sewage than entire towns."
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Peter Dykstra and Host Jenni Doering discuss a $25 million award for the neighbors of some foul-smelling North Carolina hog farms, and the high risk of a disastrously low Lake Mead.


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In a setback to Murphy-Brown, hog nuisance suits can go on, federal judge rules.

This story is part of a larger series on the national pork industry that NC Policy Watch is co-publishing with Environmental Health News. The series, Peak Pig, begins at EHN today. On Wednesday, Policy Watch will examine the history of nuisance suits, plus swine waste-to energy technologies, and more.

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