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Delaware County officials end fight against 10,000-hog farm

April 3, 2018

Officials in a central Indiana county are dropping their fight against a proposed 10,000-hog farm after threats of legal action since a state agency has approved the project.

The Delaware County commissioner had put a hold on building permits for the farm in the northern part of the county.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently approved plans for the confined animal feeding operation, the Star Press of Muncie reported. That's despite concerns from nearby residents over possible well-water pollution and the farm field application of manure produced in the site's four barns.

Project opponent Perry Evans told county commissioners Monday he was disappointed with their decision. He said one of the barns will be 1,000 feet from his front door and that the project will change his living conditions.

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