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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cities of Toledo and Oregon, as well as surrounding Lucas County, want to stop manure from causing harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.
So they’re asking the state to require two proposed confined-animal feeding operations -- with a total of 14,400 swine in the...Read More
Toledo Blade - Tom Henry
Elected officials in the Toledo area have taken a new approach in their ongoing battle against large livestock operations that contribute to Lake Erie’s harmful algae blooms.
They’re asking the Ohio Department of Agriculture to require that all manure from such facilities get treated to the standards of human-made sewage before it’s spread on fields as fertilizer.
HOLDINGFORD (MN) -- Around 20,000 gallons of liquid manure leaked out of an above-ground storage tank near Holdingford, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's department.
63-year-old Mark Leukam of Albany reported an ongoing leak from the tank Wednesday. The tank, which can hold up to 400,000 gallons of liquid manure, contained around 350,000 gallons at the time the leak was reported.
Authorities say the...Read More
The State of New Jersey recently warned people not to swim in Lake Hopatcong, the state’s largest lake. In fact, people have been told not to touch it. Large parts of Lake Erie, one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world, are unsafe for dogs to swim...Read More
Runoff can kill fish, degrade water quality for drinking and recreation
Spring flooding is causing problems for western Iowa animal feeding operations, with overflowing manure lagoons reported at eight northwest Iowa feedlots and farmers telling of other challenges, including difficulty getting water to animals.
Eastern Iowa so far has been spared widespread major flooding, but state Department of Natural Resources...Read More
MLive, March 21, 2019
FREEPORT, MI -- Aaron Snell was working to clear a log jam on the Coldwater River when he noticed the water turn murky, “really murky,” he said, “unusually so.”
He traveled about four miles upstream and found the source. The water had turned black from manure.
“By the time we found where it was coming from...Read More
The latest findings from a study of drinking water wells and their surroundings finds manure from cows that is stored or spread on farm fields poses the highest risk for certain contaminants.
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous...Read More
Large manure spill near Coldwater River marks second incident in past year / 1-17-19
Christian Yonkers, Contributing Writer
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...
[caption id="attachment_2625" align="aligncenter" width="712"] Tile Drainage and Anthropogenic Land Use Contribute to Harmful Algal Blooms and Microbiota Shifts in Inland Water Bodies
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52 (15),...