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Tue May 11, 2004
Platte County Residents To Sue Over Hog Farm
Wheatland, Wy – Two citizens have notified Wyoming Premium Farms and The Department of Environmental Quality of their intent to sue over alleged air and water quality violations at the Hog Farm operations in Platte County. Despite a previous settlement, the Hog Farm has failed to resolve issues involving odor and water quality. Attorney Mary Throne says her clients, Richard and Bonnie Johnson are upset that although the state has cited the company, they have done little more.
Throne wants the D-E-Q to force the company to comply and for a state for compliance to be set. D-E-Q Director John Corra says they are working with the company and he remains hopeful that a solution is around the corner. He calls it a complex problem that is being faced by states around the country.