EPA lacks information on nearly 10,000 farms it’s tasked with regulating

A report published Monday by the Natural Resources Defense Council claims the Environmental Protection Agency has no information on the 9,734 concentrated animal feeding operations the government agency estimates exist in the country.

Also known as CAFOs, these large-scale facilities each house hundreds or thousands of animals. The EPA regulates these operations under the Clean Water Act, since the volume of manure they produce can contaminate the water supply and harm people living near the farm if improperly managed.

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