NORTH LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) completed its review of the C&H Hog Farms Drilling Study Report. ADEQ's review found no evidence of a release from the storage ponds. A multi-disciplinary, internal-review team at ADEQ-consisting of a Professional Engineer, a Professional Geologist, and scientists-reviewed the study's findings while considering additional information derived from questions posed by concerned citizens. A copy of the review team's findings, including responses to public questions, is available at the ADEQ website.
ADEQ Director Becky Keogh issued the following statement: "This study and advanced technological review demonstrates the commitment the Governor has made to protect the vitality of the Buffalo River and its watershed as a valued natural resource to our state. This project demonstrates the kind of science-based approach that ADEQ applies in carrying out our mission and the mission of the Governor. The study was a remarkable effort, and I commend the full project team for their professionalism, expertise, openness, and competency to better inform the public and our regulatory decisions in the future."