NORTH CAROLINA — A pipe failure was the cause of a spill from a Bladen County farm that now is under examination by a state agency.
Murphy-Brown Farm released nearly 30,000 gallons of hog waste which made its way to a nearby creek. According to a release, cleanup efforts are underway as the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources investigates.
The spill took place Friday evening; untreated animal waste flowed after a recirculation pipe failure. The state environmental division observed the waste 0.69 miles from the secondary containment on the facility.
The waste pooled mostly in an area by a beaver dam. The farm pumped the spillage Friday night and all day Saturday.
Inspections of the site from NCDEQ’s water resource division and ongoing cleanup will continue.
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