In the winter of 2018, the MDNR received a permit request for Tipton East, a swine farrowing concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). The location is west of Clarksburg and just over the Moniteau County northern border into Cooper County (see map). The Tipton East CAFO would house 7,700 sows and generate close to five million gallons of liquid “export only” animal waste annually that would be applied to the “Wasteshed” immediately surrounding the facility.
Neighbors of the CAFO site in both counties questioned the public and environmental health safety of the location. Concerns included:
Read MCNA's public comment about Tipton East CAFO problems.