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Latest CAFO News – All

Manure Farmers Dodge Rains to Clear Out Cesspits and Piles, 10.27.17 through 11.15.2017

November 15, 2017

Manure farmers all over Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana are emptying their cesspit lagoons and stockpiles, in a hurry to get that untreated livestock sewage out onto the fields in between heavy rains last week, today, and the heavy rain predicted for the rest of the week.  Lake Erie, get ready – some of this will be on its way to...

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Toxic Algae Bloom on Lake Erie ties for 3rd worst, NOAA 2017 Analysis

November 9, 2017

NOAA Lake Erie Bulletin: 2017 Bloom Analysis

[caption id="attachment_2416" align="aligncenter" width="791"]Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin 7 November 2017, Bulletin 35, Seasonal Assessment Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin
7 November 2017, Bulletin 35, Seasonal Assessment[/caption]

The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie this summer roughly matched its third-most severe...

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Stench Alert – October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017

Stench Alert – October 22, 2017

warner20171022AManure tanker parked behind Warner barn at Pentecost Hwy. at Reed Rd. after liquid manure application on 10.21.2017. Stench was noticeable two miles to the west last night.

warner20171022BSame application, different angle. First day of several to come...

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Stench Alert – October 21, 2017

October 22, 2017

Stench Alert – October 21, 2017

Hartland manure application, north side of Beecher east of Hughes, done on Oct. 20, 2017.  Wind is from the east today; you can smell the stench all the way to Posey Lake Highway.

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Stench Alert – October 20, 2017

October 21, 2017

Stench Alert – October 20, 2017

Follow the smelly trail … traces of liquid manure, south side of Lawrence Rd. east of Posey Lake Hwy.

Still on Lawrence Rd., ponded liquid manure, smell getting worse towards Posey Lake Hwy. Where is it coming from?

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Stench Alert – October 17, 2017

October 21, 2017

Stench Alert – October 17, 2017

Briskey dragline liquid manure application from dump box, Beecher Rd. just west of US 127.

Close-up, same application.  On October 21, 2017, they came back and made another dragline liquid manure operation on the same field.

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Toledo City Council wants Lake Erie declared impaired

October 19, 2017

Toledo City Council Tuesday approved a resolution urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate the western basin of Lake Erie impaired — a move already made by other officials including the Lucas County Commissioners and Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.

Council voted 11-1 in favor of the resolution.

Councilman Peter Ujvagi, who sponsored the council resolution, said it is critical that government...

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State department settlement: over 66,000 Dead Fish –

October 11, 2017

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday it has completed its investigation into three separate cases of illegal manure-spreading that resulted in 66,701 fish and possibly other animals being killed in the Maumee River watershed in August.

The department is seeking a total of $32,782.87 in restitution, Matt Eiselstein, Ohio DNR spokesman, said.

The Ohio DNR’s investigation is apparently one of...

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Stench Alert October 2, 2017

October 3, 2017

Stench Alert October 2, 2017

Exceptionally stinky dry solids manure application (Briskey) over several days, Posey Lake Hwy. and Valentine Drive, Posey Lake. ECCSCM received 2 neighbor complaints about this.

Windy day, dust and manure particulates flying everywhere.  Tanker fan-spraying liquid manure on Packard Rd., between...

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Miles of Algae Covering Lake Erie – New York Times

October 3, 2017

A potentially harmful algae bloom covered more than 700 square miles in the western basin of Lake Erie last week, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents and local officials.

Scientists say that algae blooms have been a growing problem for Lake Erie since the 2000s, mostly because of the extensive use of fertilizer on the...

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