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SECOND ADRIAN DRINKING WATER TAP TESTS POSITIVE FOR CYANOBACTERIA; 2 TEST POSITIVE FOR BACTEROIDES
Adrian, Michigan (Dec. 31, 2018) - The second batch of test results for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)...Read More
The Sights and Smells of Christmas Are Different in CAFO-Land
December 13, 2018
Part of a series of manure applications, exceptionally stinky, east side of Springville Hwy. between Woerner and Rome Rds., Rome Twp. (Raisin)
The Grinch Comes to Lenawee County
Many Grinches, spreading their Christmas manure all over the place.
Manure dump box on Schaffner property, ready to go, for liquid manure dragline operation, north side of M-34 just west of Morey Hwy....Read More
FINALLY! October 31, 2018
After 5 years under a Consent Order, Terrehaven Farms (Hunt Rd., Black Creek/Wolf Creek/Raisin) finally removes one of its many trouble spots!
Long-time viewers will remember runoff incidents to Pineview Dr. residents’ yards (to the east) in 2014 and 2015, pictured here. Red arrows show the source of the runoff coming from the Terrehaven...
October 31, 2018
Overwhelmed by a deluge
Not just rain. Manure. The worst yet, all at once. Confined livestock facilities store their waste in stockpiles, open cesspits (“lagoons”) to which millions of gallons of clean groundwater are added to make it easier to store and pump through application equipment, or in pits underneath the slatted floors of hog barns....Read More
OPB BY Courtney Flatt; Northwest Public Broadcasting
A troubled mega-dairy in Oregon has announced its plans to shut down. After racking up multiple environmental violations, Lost Valley Farm’s owner has been fired and a trustee wants to sell the property.
Lost Valley Farm promised to be one of the largest dairies in the Northwest, proposing a 30,000-cow operation, bringing...
October 2, 2018 – 4708 MDEQ issued another Violation Notice to Terrehaven Farms, letter dated Oct. 2, 2018. Terrehaven has been operating under an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) since Nov. 6, 2013, during which time it has received several citations for discharges, improper waste containment, and improper application of waste. This time,...Read More
October 5, 2018
Massive stench alert, liquid dragline manure application on New Flevo/Waterlands fields on the north side of M34 between Sword and Whig Hwys., Dover Township. Field isn’t finished yet, even with incorporation it still stinks. This is gonna be miserable for the neighbors for a while. Since most of these farms didn’t have a chance to completely empty the...Read More
October 5, 2018
Bakerlads Farm, Clayton, MI. South Branch, Raisin watershed. This farm installed a “constructed wetland” over 10 years ago, designed to filter CAFO waste from the facility through wetlands plants in a 2-chambered pond. This naturally-filtered water was then piped from the pond directly through connected subsurface drain/irrigation tiles into the South Branch of the Raisin. A...Read More
October 5, 2018
As soon as the crops come off of the fields in the fall, manure farmers race to get their manure cesspits emptied so they have enough room for winter storage. Because of the heavy rains earlier this year, many never were able to empty the winter contents of these cesspits earlier in the spring, so they’ve been...Read More