Tuesday , 27 September 2016

2-MILE-LONG MANURE SPILL REACHES TROUT STREAM IN GRANT COUNTY

State and local authorities were overseeing cleanup of manure that spilled from a dairy farm near Fennimore in Grant County and flowed 2 miles to a trout stream on Thursday. It wasn’t clear how much manure was released or if there was serious damage to wildlife, but neighbors said they were advised to drink bottled water and test their wells. The farm, Misty Morning Dairy, 3679 Wood Road, obtained a state permit to expand as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation with more than 1,700 animals in 2014, just a year after the state was forced to hire a hauler to empty the farm’s 1-million-gallon manure pit to avoid a spill. Around 7 a.m. Thursday, the owner notified the state Department of Natural Resources that a hose coupling had failed sometime during the night, agency spokesman George Althoff said. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/mile-long-manure-spill-reaches-trout-stream-in-grant-county/article_54b730b7-2148-5210-b4cc-c4890f6ea888.html

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