Stench Alerts – 2017

Stench Alerts 2017

Follow The Manure … with your nose

August 3, 2017

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Follow The Manure … with your nose

8.3.17 - Pretty stenchy in western Lenawee and eastern Hillsdale Counties, hot and windy day, heavy rain in the forecast. The July wheat harvest is finished, hay was recently cut, and all you have to do is follow your nose, and you’ll find the stinky manure applied to cut wheat and hay fields. “Amber waves of grain” in Beautiful America, except for the application of massive amounts of manure everywhere, with its nutrients that cause HABs and biological contaminants like E. coli. Come along with us, as we follow the stink to these locations.

Manure applied to cut wheat and hay fields 8/3/17
8.3.17 - New Flevo, north side of Forrister Rd. west of Bates Hwy., liquid manure application on cut hay

8.3.17 - Hartland Farms, Briskey applying, liquid manure on wheat stubble, NE corner of Forrister and Hawkins.
8.3.17 - Hartland Farms, Briskey applying, liquid manure on wheat stubble, NE corner of Forrister and Hawkins.

8.2.17 – Hartland Farms, very recent dragline application, s. side of Cadmus between Morey and Hughes. Pumping equipment still set up.
8.3.17 – Hartland Farms, very recent dragline application, s. side of Cadmus between Morey and Hughes. Pumping equipment still set up.

Bakerlads, fan-spraying from tanker, SW corner of Morey and Beecher
8.3.17 - Bakerlads, fan-spraying from tanker, SW corner of Morey and Beecher

8.3.17 Halliwill manure application, west side of Towny, north of Burton Roads
8.3.17 Halliwill manure application, w. side of Townley n. of Burton

8.3.17 Halliwill, north side of Burton Rd., west of Townley Hwy.
8.3.17 Halliwill, n. side of Burton Rd., w. of Townley Hwy.

8.3.17 More Halliwill, north side of Burton Rd., west of Townley Hwy.
8.3.17 More Halliwill, n. side of Burton Rd., w. of Townley Hwy

8.3.17 Even more Halliwill, n. side of Burton Rd., w. of Townley Hwy. This is a big field and a very large and stinky manure application, complete with some ponding.
8.3.17 Even more Halliwill, n. side of Burton Rd., w. of Townley Hwy. This is a big field and a very large and stinky manure application, complete with some ponding.

8.3.17 State Line Farms, manure application at SE corner of Seneca Hwy. and Yankee Rd. Fun Fact: All the other applications today were dairy cow manure, but this one is from a hog CAFO. Can you “smell” the difference?
8.3.17 State Line Farms, manure application at SE corner of Seneca Hwy. and Yankee Rd. Fun Fact: All the other applications today were dairy cow manure, but this one is from a hog CAFO. Can you “smell” the difference?

so sorry they’re stuck with the stench

8.3.17 Hudson Dairy dragline manure application, n. side of M-34 at Kelso Rd. Caller said, “This has been going on for days and it is bad.” We agree, and we’re so sorry they’re stuck with the stench! It will be a pretty miserable couple of weeks for all of these neighbors, with the stench of these fields hanging low in the air, or blowing with the wind, and no way to keep it out of their homes, even with air conditioning.8.3.17 Hudson Dairy dragline manure application, n. side of M-34 at Kelso Rd. Caller said, “This has been going on for days and it is bad.” We agree, and we’re so sorry they’re stuck with the stench.

It will be a pretty miserable couple of weeks for all of these neighbors, with the stench of these fields hanging low in the air, or blowing with the wind, and no way to keep it out of their homes, even with air conditioning.

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More Nauseating Liquid Manure Stench – Hillsdale County, MI 8/2/17

August 3, 2017

When will the Stench end?

7:15PM  on 8/2/17 after yet another very hot day, humid and 89F on 
our property, just as we were going to open up the windows to cool down 
the house (no central air), Overwhelming stench from the north. Unable 
to work in garden or sit on porch or cool the house.

Drove all around and saw the same field north of 34 just west of Kelso Road, Pittsford Twp, Hillsdale County.
One tractor appeared to be draglining at back of property as thunder 
sounded (Not captured in photos). Field looks plastered with liquid manure.

Field saturated with liquid manure on 8/2/17 14 hours before forecasted rain event 8/3/1. Location: North of 34 just west of Kelso Road. Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Field saturated with liquid manure on 8/2/17 14 hours before forecasted rain event 8/3/1. Location: North of 34 just west of Kelso Road. Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, MI

Reminded me of the old Vreba Hoff Dairy days.
Stench overwhelming on M 34 in that location and at our home. Several homes nearby. Nobody outside except the manure polluter.

Manure application evening of 8/2/17, 14 hours prior to scheduled rain event on 8/3/17. Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan
Manure application evening of 8/2/17, 14 hours prior to scheduled rain event on 8/3/17. Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County

Draglining Manure: Application evening of 8/2/17, 14 hours prior to scheduled rain event on 8/3/17. Pittsford Twp. Hillsdale County, MI

Draglining Manure: Application evening of 8/2/17, 14 hours prior to scheduled rain event on 8/3/17. Pittsford Twp. Hillsdale County, MI



Third day of disruption from Hudson Dairy. They owe us money for all the 
days and nights we've have suffered from their untreated waste.

Goes without saying, it is 20 years past time that CAFOs either treat 
their waste or shutter their business.

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Nauseating liquid Manure, Hudson Dairy: End of July during Heat wave

August 1, 2017

Agony of nearby resident reported

Manure spreading from Dump Box.

Manure spreading from Dump Box.

7/29/17 Nauseating liquid manure stench from the north at about 11:30 
PM. Had to close all the windows. Unable to cool the house overnight. No 
central air.


7/30/17 10 AM; Source of liquid manure was/is Hudson Dairy, draglining 
and also using a Houle, spraying nauseating liquid shit out the back end 
up in the air on a cut wheat field on north side of M34 just west of Kelso Road.

Draglning liquid manure. Using Houle spraying nauseating liquid shit out the back end; up in the air on cut wheat field on north side of M34 just west of Kelso


Draglining liquid manure. Using Houle spraying nauseating liquid shit out the back end; up in the air on cut wheat field on north side of M34 just west of Kelso Road, Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Had to close all windows and unable to garden or pick vegetables or work 
outside in morning. Followed one hauler back to Hudson Dairy. One of the 
trucks labeled with Briskey.

Hauling Manure from Hudson Dairy for application to fields
Hauling Manure from Hudson Dairy for application to fields

Hauling Manure from Hudson Dairy, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Manure transfer - Dump Box Hillsdale County, MI

Liquid manure pollution particulates sprayed directly on field using Houle, Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, MI

Liquid manure pollution particulates sprayed directly on field using Houle

Windows closed all day and night. Very hot no central air conditioning 
except one window unit unable to cool house down at night.

7/31/17 Stench returned this evening after a very hot day with windows 
closed. Unable to cool the house down for a second night.

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9 on a scale of 10 on the Stench-O-Meter July 24 2017

July 25, 2017

9 on a scale of 10 on the Stench-o-meter today just south of Terrehaven CAFO on Hunt Rd., at Adrian’s north City limits.  Heavy rain last night, still humid, gagging smell, feels like a punch in the gut.  Those poor neighbors on the northwest side of Adrian, no enjoying summer vacation for them today.

Additional Stench Alert emailed to ECCSCM on 7/24/17
(Using "How to Report Factory Farm Pollution link)
Location:1 mile southwest of Hudson Dairy.

Type of Observation: Stench/Odor

Comments: Strong winds from tne northeast pushing emissions and odor. Have to keep the grandchildren indoors today.

Who did you notify?: ECCSCM

 

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Lime Lake under stench advisory

May 23, 2017

Wind changed direction to north-easterly this evening at Lime Lake. Lime Lake is located less than 1 mile southwest of Hudson Dairy on US 127. The strong stench/emission made going inside and closing all the windows the best option until the wind changes direction. 

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Terrehaven stockpiles manure, not incorporating into Soil, 5.17.17

May 17, 2017

 

Terrehaven stockpile, 5.17.17, corner of Beecher and Sand Creek, Madison Twp., S. Branch, Raisin, watershed

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Hartland Farms: Spewing raw livestock sewage on fields

May 17, 2017

Spewing Raw Livestock Sewage - Another Breakfast on the Farm 5/17/17

Hartland Dragooning of Liquid Manure Hartland dragline 5.17.17 North side of Cadmus between Morey and Hughes Hwys

Hartland Farms is down-right spewing raw livestock sewage, back and forth all across the field just like this, no carefully calibrated applicator so no idea of actual rate or amount blasting out, using a dragline that stretches over the fields, under the road through the culvert, and back to Hartland's lagoon.

One must question whether proper agronomic rate can be measures with this type of application.

Stench/emiisions are affecting those living nearby the north side of Cadmus Rd. between Morey and Hughes Highways.

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Look what the Easter Bunny brought … oops, that’s not chocolate, it’s cow s**t!

April 20, 2017

New-Flevo-dragline-application-4.15.17-Manitou-Rd.-s-of-Green's-Lakeside-CemeteryApril 15, 2017 - Look what the Easter Bunny brought ... oops, that's not chocolate, it's cow s**t!  New Flevo/Waterland dragline manure application, on nearly 200 acres.  Manitou Rd., just across from the old drive-in movie theater and Green's Lakeside Cemetery at Devil's Lake, all the way west to Townley Hwy.  Multiple-day operation, just finished up by Good Friday, but the stench-o-meter still registered a "10" on the Saturday before Easter.  No outdoor family barbecues or picnics or Easter Egg hunts this year for the neighbors.  America's most sacred holiday week and respect for families vs. $$$ and CAFO schedules, guess who wins.

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