Sunday , 19 November 2017


State environmental officials are investigating a manure spill in northeastern Wisconsin into a Lake Michigan tributary. The spill was reported Monday evening and investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are still looking into the incident, which has since been contained. But the agency doesn’t know how much manure was released. The farm where the spill is believed to have originated is Hochkammer Dairy, located roughly 6 miles south of the city of Manitowoc. The spill went into Pine Creek, which runs directly into nearby Lake Michigan. Roxanne Chronert is a supervisor for the DNR’s Northeastern Region Remediation and Redevelopment program, which involves spill clean ups. She said the agency begins such investigations by determining the source of the spill then finding where the clean water is above it.

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