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Hogwashed: A Powerful Special Interest. Shameless Politicians. Failed Regulations. An In-Depth Look at Big Pork in North Carolina.

An INDY special investigation.

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Hogwashed, Part 3: Solutions Exist for the Hog Industry’s Waste-Management Problem. Why Aren’t They Being Used?

New technology could “spawn a new set of industry leaders” in North Carolina, according to a 2005 report. Yet it’s not being widely used.

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Hogwashed, Part 1: Hundreds of Poor, Mostly African-American Residents of Eastern North Carolina Say Big Pork Is Making Their Lives Miserable

Part one of a three-part INDY investigation into North Carolina’s hog industry

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Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways

Even after two decades of evidence—and a Pulitzer Prize for The News & Observer—little has changed

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Hogwashed Series Documents

Hundreds of pages of documents, transcripts, statements, and research.

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A response to Chris Tiffany's comment on math. It was a great thing to point out since the number of …

by Aw Goody on Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways (Special Investigation)

I am an N.C. hog farmer. If you are deemed to be a part of a problem, then it makes …

by Tom Thomas Butler on Hogwashed, Part 3: Solutions Exist for the Hog Industry’s Waste-Management Problem. Why Aren’t They Being Used? (Special Investigation)

In the early to mid 1990's I came upon an investment opportunity in a process called Bio-Remediation which touted it's …

by Ray Ulansey on Hogwashed, Part 3: Solutions Exist for the Hog Industry’s Waste-Management Problem. Why Aren’t They Being Used? (Special Investigation)

PS: 11 pounds (a lot more than a gallon) of excreta per day
per 180 pound average pig is …

by Chris Tiffany on Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways (Special Investigation)

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A response to Chris Tiffany's comment on math. It was a great thing to point out since the number of …

by Aw Goody on Hogwashed, Part 2: Environmental Advocates Say Hog Facilities’ Antiquated Waste-Disposal Systems Are Threatening the State’s Waterways (Special Investigation)

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