Nearly 30,000 gallon hog waste spill impacts North Carolina creek
Nearly 30,000 gallons of hog waste was released from a lagoon in Bladen County.
Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources say the animal waste was released from Murphy-Brown Farm and clean-up efforts are underway.
DWR was notified of a pipe failure Friday night which led to the release of the waste.
Investigators found waste was observed approximately 0.69 miles from the secondary containment on the facility. However, waste in the creek appeared to be contained in the area by a beaver dam.
DWR is continuing to inspect the site as the clean-up continues and will take action depending on the results of the investigation.