Senior's Documentary Gets Newspaper's Attention

Senior's Documentary Gets Newspaper's Attention

May 5, 2011

23130May 5, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "A DePauw senior has turned her experience of a semester studying environmental policy into a documentary she will be screening later this week," begins an article in Greencastle's Banner-Graphic. "Sheah Hilton of Plainfield is one of eight students involved in the DePauw Environmental Policy Project this semester. The group spends the semester at the statehouse researching and testifying on environmental legislation."

Jared Jernagan writes, "Hilton studied confined feeding operations (CFOs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Her documentary is a study of the CFOs and CAFOs in Randolph County in eastern Indiana."

"Randolph County is really being hit with both out-of-state manure and in-state manure from this influx of CAFOs and CFOs," Hilton tells the newspaper. "You have this constant smell of manure that is sickening because it's so close. The ammonia levels are so high that they really can't enjoy being outside like you normally would. We 60807heard a few stories about people actually having to move because they got sick from it."

The senior's documentary, Manure Town, will be screened at 7 o'clock tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center.

Access the full story at the newspaper's website.