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Smithfield Announces Plans to Cover Hog Lagoons, Produce Renewable Energy

By Greg Barnes Smithfield Foods says it plans to cover most of its hog lagoons in North Carolina to generate renewable energy from methane gas and to protect the waste pits from heavy rains, which caused significant environmental concerns during Hurricane Florence last month. State officials and the national Environmental Defense Fund applauded Smithfield’s plans, […]