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Buckeye Egg Wraps Up Appeal Before State Commission

The state says Buckeye Egg Farm is fighting an order to shut down despite abundant evidence it polluted the environment. Assistant Attorney General Margaret Malone told the Environmental Review Appeals Commission today that the company's appeal of the state's order ignores numerous documented rules violations. The commission heard closing arguments from both sides today. A spokesman for the attorney general says a decision could take weeks. Buckeye Egg's lawyer David Northrop says the state is ignoring efforts the company made to curb insect populations and contain waste water. He says the July order to begin shutting down its barns was built on flimsy logic. The farm has been allowed to continue operations while its appeal is heard. Neighbors of the farms complain about foul odors and fly infestations.