Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5-29-14 large manure spill at fdl county mega dairy farm

The DNR is investigating what is described as a very large manure spill at  a Fond du Lac County mega dairy farm.  Fond du Lac County Land Conservationist, Lynn Mathias, says an estimated 50,000 gallons of manure spilled at the Lake Breeze Dairy just east of Pipe Monday morning.  Mathias says the manure spilled into a nearby creek and into Lake Winnebago.  The DNR reports the downstream impacts were severe with fish kills.  Water samples showed the dissolved oxygen reading:was zero downstream of the spill at the Highway 151 crossing.

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