Black Hawk County Approves Hog Operation Despite Opposition

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By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Black Hawk County supervisors have approved a proposed 4,400-head hog confinement operation, saying state law gives them no choice despite the opposition of neighbors.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Adam Anderson's permit application was approved Tuesday. The two-building operation would be built in Barclay Township along North Nesbit Road, about two miles south of Dunkerton and three miles east of Dewar.

Supervisor Tom Little says he cast the lone vote against the application because local residents had complained about odor and health problems. He says he's frustrated that state law allows local input but no local control over the issue.

The state Department of Natural Resources will now make a final decision. Construction could begin in the spring.

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