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Zoning appeals board nixes permit for large hog farm

July 2, 2018 GMT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A zoning board has overturned a decision in favor of a large-scale hog operation in Delaware County.

Critics say the farm is an industrial facility that’s not permitted in a farm zone. They’re concerned about odors and water pollution.

Rhett Light wants to house and fatten as many as 10,560 piglets for a pork processor. Light’s attorney, Todd Janzen, last week told the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals that it was second-guessing county commissioners who released a building permit. He says that’s not the board’s role.

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Janzen suggested to The Star Press that he might go to court next. He says he doesn’t believe the zoning appeals board can erase a building permit.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com