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State Commission Upholds $36,000 Fine Against Murphy Farms (access required)

RALEIGH -- A state commission has upheld a $36,000 penalty against Murphy Farms for a 1999 waste lagoon rupture that leaked up to two million gallons of hog waste into a Duplin County Creek. In a 6-4 vote, the Environmental Management Commission decided the Rose Hill-based subsidiary of pork giant Smithfield Foods should pay the fine ...

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