Highway Signs Work!
Opponents to the MOARK (Newton County) CAFO erected a sign along Highway D, south of Neosho, advertising the telephone number for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in order for residents to call and make odor complaints. According to Victoria Lovejoy, a MDNR public information specialist, previously the MDNR averaged six calls per month regarding MOARK odors. Since the sign went up, they have been getting over 30. In December they received 35 complaints. She added that from January 1, 2005 through January 20, 2006, the MDNR received 76 complaints and 70% of those complaints were made after the sign went up. The Sign Works!
The Joplin Globe, Sunday, January 22, 2006, Highway Sign Caused Spike in MOARK Complaints