CAFO Coming to BENTONVILLE
Helpful Leader

Lafayette, IN

#65 Mar 22, 2013
Radical wrote:
Barton,
Return my call. I have some questions concerning the roads around 600N/650W. Make it easy on yourself.
Thanks
Good luck with that!
DIYer

Connersville, IN

#66 Mar 22, 2013
YOUR local elected officials are the ones that have let everyone down.....they had the power to stop/limit CAFO in Fayette county.....If your going to send a letter....send it to them....
Radical

Connersville, IN

#67 Mar 22, 2013
Radical wrote:
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Information has been requested from the APC Office and will be posted when available.
We need a petition containing every Bentonville resident and hopefully signatures from the church congregation. Cemetery visitors will appreciate the smell when visiting their loved ones. The fish fry and voting won't be the same if they get to build.
It would be at 7:00 PM. The scheduled location is the city council chambers. It is possible that it would be held at a location with more available seating. The hearings for Henry and Wilhelm were both held in the high school auditorium.
TwoCents

Francesville, IN

#68 Mar 22, 2013
The City owns city hall . The County owns the schools .Is the county going to pay the city for the use of the chambers ?
Radical

Connersville, IN

#69 Mar 22, 2013
Bentonville is located in section 24 in the 2012 plat book. AG Production (RNP LLC) owns 3/4 of that section (464/640) which means they can and will dump manure from 8800 hogs (now), for life, on that ground, your back yard. Check the plat book and open your eyes.(Wells own the other ground) except for Bentonville.

An LLC is a limited liability company, which means that it provides protections to business owners and managers against personal liability, like us.
Radical

Connersville, IN

#70 Mar 22, 2013
I am not into FACEBOOK but that seems like a way to get more people on board. Any help out there? By (Fayette County)law they can build the barns. It will take PRESSURE on the company to STOP it.

They don't care about our peace and quiet, SO WE CAN'T CARE ABOUT THEIR'S.
Goodbye Family Farms

Franklin, IN

#71 Mar 22, 2013
Giant livestock farms, which can house hundreds of thousands of pigs, chickens, or cows, produce vast amounts of manure, often generating the waste equivalent of a small city. A problem of this nature and scale is tough to imagine, and pollution from livestock farms seriously threatens humans, fish and ecosystems. Below are facts and statistics that tell the story.

Livestock pollution and public health

California officials identify agriculture, including cows, as the major source of nitrate pollution in more than 100,000 square miles of polluted groundwater.

In 1996 the Centers for Disease Control established a link between spontaneous abortions and high nitrate levels in Indiana drinking water wells located close to feedlots.

High levels of nitrates in drinking water also increase the risk of methemoglobinemia, or "blue-baby syndrome," which can kill infants.

Animal waste contains disease-causing pathogens, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptosporidium, and fecal coliform, which can be 10 to 100 times more concentrated than in human waste. More than 40 diseases can be transferred to humans through manure.

Manure from dairy cows is thought to have contributed to the disastrous Cryptosporidium contamination of Milwaukee's drinking water in 1993, which killed more than 100 people, made 400,000 sick and resulted in $37 million in lost wages and productivity.

In this country, roughly 29 million pounds of antibiotics -- about 80 percent of the nation's antibiotics use in total -- are added to animal feed every year, mainly to speed livestock growth. This widespread use of antibiotics on animals contributes to the rise of resistant bacteria, making it harder to treat human illnesses.

Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in humans, but at high concentrations can lead to brain damage. In 1998, the National Institute of Health reported that 19 people died as a result of hydrogen sulfide emissions from manure pits.

Livestock pollution and water pollution

Huge open-air waste lagoons, often as big as several football fields, are prone to leaks and spills. In 1995 an eight-acre hog-waste lagoon in North Carolina burst, spilling 25 million gallons of manure into the New River. The spill killed about 10 million fish and closed 364,000 acres of coastal wetlands to shellfishing.

In 2011, an Illinois hog farm spilled 200,000 gallons of manure into a creek, killing over 110,000 fish.

In 2012, a California dairy left over 50 manure covered cow carcasses rotting around its property and polluting nearby waters.

When Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina in 1999, at least five manure lagoons burst and approximately 47 lagoons were completely flooded.

Runoff of chicken and hog waste from factory farms in Maryland and North Carolina is believed to have contributed to outbreaks of Pfiesteria piscicida, killing millions of fish and causing skin irritation, short-term memory loss and other cognitive problems in local people.

Nutrients in animal waste cause algal blooms, which use up oxygen in the water, contributing to a "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico where there's not enough oxygen to support aquatic life. The dead zone fluctuates in size each year, extending a record 8,500 square miles during the summer of 2002 and stretching over 7,700 square miles during the summer of 2010.

Ammonia, a toxic form of nitrogen released in gas form during waste disposal, can be carried more than 300 miles through the air before being dumped back onto the ground or into the water, where it causes algal blooms and fish kills.


The growth of factory farms

From 1980 to 2011, the number of hog operations in the U.S. dropped from 666,000 to roughly 69,000, yet the number of hogs sold remains almost the same.

About 70% of U.S. beef cattle come from farms with at least 5,000 head of cattle.

Ten large companies produce more than 90 percent of the nation's poultry.
Goodbye Family Farms

Franklin, IN

#72 Mar 22, 2013
Giant livestock farms, which can house hundreds of thousands of pigs, chickens, or cows, produce vast amounts of manure, often generating the waste equivalent of a small city. A problem of this nature and scale is tough to imagine, and pollution from livestock farms seriously threatens humans, fish and ecosystems. Below are facts and statistics that tell the story.

Livestock pollution and public health
•California officials identify agriculture, including cows, as the major source of nitrate pollution in more than 100,000 square miles of polluted groundwater.

•In 1996 the Centers for Disease Control established a link between spontaneous abortions and high nitrate levels in Indiana drinking water wells located close to feedlots.

•High levels of nitrates in drinking water also increase the risk of methemoglobinemia, or "blue-baby syndrome," which can kill infants.

•Animal waste contains disease-causing pathogens, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptosporidium, and fecal coliform, which can be 10 to 100 times more concentrated than in human waste. More than 40 diseases can be transferred to humans through manure.

•Manure from dairy cows is thought to have contributed to the disastrous Cryptosporidium contamination of Milwaukee's drinking water in 1993, which killed more than 100 people, made 400,000 sick and resulted in $37 million in lost wages and productivity.

•In this country, roughly 29 million pounds of antibiotics -- about 80 percent of the nation's antibiotics use in total -- are added to animal feed every year, mainly to speed livestock growth. This widespread use of antibiotics on animals contributes to the rise of resistant bacteria, making it harder to treat human illnesses.

•Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in humans, but at high concentrations can lead to brain damage. In 1998, the National Institute of Health reported that 19 people died as a result of hydrogen sulfide emissions from manure pits.

Livestock pollution and water pollution
•Huge open-air waste lagoons, often as big as several football fields, are prone to leaks and spills. In 1995 an eight-acre hog-waste lagoon in North Carolina burst, spilling 25 million gallons of manure into the New River. The spill killed about 10 million fish and closed 364,000 acres of coastal wetlands to shellfishing.

•In 2011, an Illinois hog farm spilled 200,000 gallons of manure into a creek, killing over 110,000 fish.

•In 2012, a California dairy left over 50 manure covered cow carcasses rotting around its property and polluting nearby waters.

•When Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina in 1999, at least five manure lagoons burst and approximately 47 lagoons were completely flooded.

•Runoff of chicken and hog waste from factory farms in Maryland and North Carolina is believed to have contributed to outbreaks of Pfiesteria piscicida, killing millions of fish and causing skin irritation, short-term memory loss and other cognitive problems in local people.

•Nutrients in animal waste cause algal blooms, which use up oxygen in the water, contributing to a "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico where there's not enough oxygen to support aquatic life. The dead zone fluctuates in size each year, extending a record 8,500 square miles during the summer of 2002 and stretching over 7,700 square miles during the summer of 2010.

•Ammonia, a toxic form of nitrogen released in gas form during waste disposal, can be carried more than 300 miles through the air before being dumped back onto the ground or into the water, where it causes algal blooms and fish kills.

The growth of factory farms
•From 1980 to 2011, the number of hog operations in the U.S. dropped from 666,000 to roughly 69,000, yet the number of hogs sold remains almost the same.

•Ten large companies produce more than 90 percent of the nation's poultry.

http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/ffarms.as...
Happy Birthday

Franklin, IN

#73 Mar 22, 2013
So a Factory Hog Farm that Kills is what our Elected State and Local Officials give the people and the area for Connersville's 200th Birthday?

I wonder what our Pioneers would think and do?
Paying Half Attention

Orlando, FL

#74 Mar 23, 2013
Happy Birthday wrote:
So a Factory Hog Farm that Kills is what our Elected State and Local Officials give the people and the area for Connersville's 200th Birthday?
I wonder what our Pioneers would think and do?
Pioneers should have thought, lets keep going and head west. We can have a Factory Farm of Buffalo.
Watch which way the rain drains across your property, because someone will have dumped something that will end up in the run off.
Happy Birthday, Ecoterrorist.
DIYer

Connersville, IN

#75 Mar 23, 2013
What do you bet if one of these CAFO was close to any elected official homes that they would have all but stopped them
loves bacon

Chillicothe, OH

#76 Mar 23, 2013
Keep it coming people this is good stuff. More comedy on here than going to a comedy club.
Liberals Strike Again

Fort Wayne, IN

#77 Mar 23, 2013
loves bacon wrote:
Keep it coming people this is good stuff. More comedy on here than going to a comedy club.
I agree...its a cartoon again. You people will find that the proposed CAFO will happen if they want it and there is nothing to stop them since it was all handled by ordinance during the last go around.
Radical

Connersville, IN

#78 Mar 23, 2013
I would rather go down fighting than put my head in the sand and hide, like some neighbors are doing. I would rather be an optimist and defeat Goliath. Don't see any wind turbines do you?
citizen

Franklin, IN

#79 Mar 23, 2013
I have read many books on the History of the Whitewater Valley and most all of them begin something like this:

NESTLED in the picturesque valley of the White Water River and surrounded by a beautiful scenery of woodland and cultivated fields, orchards and meadow lands, rich bottoms and fertile highlands is located the pretty and progressive city of Connersville, Indiana.

Pen and camera of the pretty and progressive city of Connersville, Indiana By Julius F. Schwarz 1906

If citizens don't stand up and tell our officials we Care and are together on this as a Community, it will then be too late, the damage will be done to our Health, our Wildlife, our Lands, our Waters, and our Future.
Ignorance

La Fontaine, IN

#80 Mar 23, 2013
The level of ignorance in this community is absolutely stunning.
This community always gets exactly what it wants, which is nothing!, and then for some reason, complains and blames for having nothing???.......The stupidity is astonishing....it happens over and over and over.......wow.....
consarned

Francesville, IN

#81 Mar 23, 2013
The property across the street belongs to Richie Pflum . Has he opined ?
loves bacon

Chillicothe, OH

#82 Mar 23, 2013
You are exactly right ignorance.
Radical

Connersville, IN

#83 Mar 24, 2013
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
CFO Development Standards
Minimum Separation distances:
CFO to residential separation distance = 1,620 feet
CFO to Public Use Area separation distance = 1 mile
CFO to church or school separation distance = 1 mile
CFO separation distance from City of Connersville and Town of Glenwood corporate boundaries = 1 mile
Residential separation distances are measured from the nearest point of any CFO related structure to the nearest point of the dwelling unit.
Public Use Area, Church and School separation distances are measured from the CAFO structure to the property line of the public use area, church or school.
Hamlets of Bentonville, Fairview, Falmouth, Harrisburg, Orange, Columbia, Nulltown, Alpine, Everton, Alquina, Lyonsville, Springersville and Waterloo = 1 mile
Recorded rural subdivisions = 1 mile
Any of the 52 county cemeteries =¼ mile
Minimum Lot Size: 10 acres
Minimum Road Frontage (lot width): 500 feet
Minimum Setbacks from any structure (includes lagoons)
Front: 100 feet
Side: 100 feet
Rear: 100 feet
Residential and Additional Development Standards
Reciprocal Separation Distance: A single family dwelling or subdivision permitted under the zoning code and subdivision ordinance shall not locate within ¼ mile of an existing livestock or poultry facility, except for a dwelling related to the farm operation.
Radical

Connersville, IN

#84 Mar 24, 2013
Odor Management Definitions
Manure application: This refers to the method utilized by the applicant to apply manure as a fertilizer.
Liquid manure injection:
Liquid manure 24 hour incorporation:
Dry manure 24 hour incorporation:
Odor abatement: There are two tiers of odor abatement practices based on effectiveness with the Tier One practices more effective. The intent of odor abatement practices is to encourage the use of multiple abatement practices.
Tier One Odor Abatement Practices
Driveway sprinkling – this shall be of a substance determined by producer/owner and might include emulsified oil, water, or some type of dust stay material similar to that used by the county highway department. The frequency will be on an as needed base
Filtration (bio-filters or biomass filters installed on appropriate exhaust fans)
Anaerobic digester
Permeable cover or impermeable cover for manure storage and lagoon
Liquid manure storage structure is covered
Composting
Aeration
Tier Two Odor Abatement Practices
Shelterbelt- Trees and shrubs must have an initial minimum height of three (3’) feet to have desired effect on odors prior to startup of operation. Minimum of two rows of trees and shrubs, of both fast and slow-growing species that are well suited for the site
Windbreak walls
Diet formulation
Manure additives
Solids separation

Site and Facility Design and Operational History Definitions
Truck turnaround: This is to create a driveway large enough to maneuver semis and other traffic adequately. This is in place so the public right-of-way is not jeopardized.
Backup route: The backup route is provided in case part of the primary access route becomes impassable for any reason. Identifies the state highway and county highways used and identifies all bridges and fords that may become impassable due to flooding.

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