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7/10/2012 6:46:00 PM
Attorney claims Henry County killed 2,500 jobs because of hog farm expansion
The hogs at 4D Livestock would be given at least 8 square feet per pig. That's the setup at Liberty Swine Farms in Wabash, where 25 pigs are in pens measuring 200 square feet. / Photo provided by Liberty Swine Farms
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The hogs at 4D Livestock would be given at least 8 square feet per pig. That's the setup at Liberty Swine Farms in Wabash, where 25 pigs are in pens measuring 200 square feet. / Photo provided by Liberty Swine Farms

Seth Slabaugh, Star Press

SPICELAND— WOW Development Corp. is no longer considering Henry County as a site for a project that the company claims could provide more than 2,500 jobs on 800 acres.

WOW’s attorney says Henry County was dropped because of the expansion of a hog farm.

“WOW Development investors are concerned about the potential smell that will be generated by millions of gallons of hog poo,” said Andrew Straw, an attorney for the investors.

Straw declined to provide The Star Press any information about the project, other than to report that it would be a “family-oriented facility, motels, restaurants and an aquaponic farm” that would raise fish and plants.

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