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NC tightens rules on hog farms

New and expanding hog farms in North Carolina will have to use innovative systems to manage animal waste instead of traditional waste pits under new rules that go into effect Thursday.

The General Assembly passed the waste standards in 2007 to reduce air and water pollution from hog farms. State environmental regulators subsequently wrote rules to uphold the standards, and enforcement starts with the new year.

Read the full story at newsobserver.com.

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