Clean Water Act

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10:05 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Alan Hudson Admits Possible Runoff of Cow Manure

Hudson Farm Environmental Lawsuit
chickens, 123rf.com

Alan Hudson told a federal district court yesterday that it is possible water containing cow manure runs off into a ditch that drains from his property.


His testimony during a lawsuit filed against Hudson and Perdue for violations of the Clean Water Act by the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance.


Capital News Service reports that water samples taken near the farm in 2009 and 2010 showed a sharp spike in bacteria and nutrient levels.

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9:25 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Possible Farm Visit in Hudson Pollution Case

Hudson Farms, fotosearch.com

Could court officials visit the Hudson Farm in Berlin next month?


Perhaps.


Lawyers representing Alan and Kristin Hudson and Perdue Farms recently asked the federal court to come in person to the couple’s farm.


They argue that a visit would help the court understand the evidence and provide a firsthand look at the farm’s chicken houses, manure shed and cow pastures among other things.