Spreading Liquid Sh*t in the Rain on Snow Covered Fields

Some things just make no sense at all. This happened on February 20, 2014.

Two difference CAFOs were applying liquid sh*t on the snow right before a heavy rain. It is not going to add value to the soil. It is just just going to wash off and head down the drain on it’s way to Lake Erie AND THEN YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SPREAD THE SH*T ON THE SAME FIELDS AGAIN.

Oh, I think I get it now…..

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2-20-14 – sudden warm-up, rain on Bakerlads CAFO manure application, Cadmus Rd

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2-20-14 – rain falling on Hartland Farms CAFO manure on snow-covered, frozen fields, Cadmus Rd

Getting up to date with Recent CAFO discharge in Allegan County.

Want to follow the story? Here is a list of links with the newest at the top.

http://www.mlive.com/wayland/index.ssf/2014/02/farm_cited_in_hopkins_manure_s.html

http://www.allegannews.com/articles/2014/02/20/local_news/1.txt

http://fox17online.com/2014/02/19/fox-17s-lab-tests-show-extremely-high-e-coli-levels-in-waters-hit-by-manure-spill/

http://whtc.com/news/articles/2014/feb/19/no-contact-advisory-remains-in-effect-after-manure-spill/

http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20140217/NEWS05/302170019/Official-Liquid-manure-from-Michigan-farm-fouls-water?nclick_check=1

http://www.freep.com/article/20140217/NEWS06/302170046/Liquid-manure-from-Michigan-dairy-farm-fouls-water

http://fox17online.com/2014/02/16/allegan-county-residents-react-to-manure-leak/

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/02/schaendorf_farm_manure_spill.html

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Another Spill for Not Pure Michigan

Another Not Pure Michigan episode. This time it was reported that pure cow shit leaked into Bear Creek that leads to the Rabbit River that dumps into the Kalamazoo River and eventually ends up in Lake Michigan.

Check out this link.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/02/ice-covered_valve_concealed_un.html

Manure spills happen more frequently than one would guess. Although only one of this size seems to get news coverage. It will be interesting to see what responsibility is placed on the CAFO owner. These “accidents” affect many, but previous history on enforcement actions by the state of Michigan have been disappointing at best.

The spill will eventually dilute and become less concentrated. Another dead stream that will take many years to recover, if at all.

The Associated Press quoted DEQ spokesman Brad Wurfel as saying “It will disperse as it goes”.

Another case of “The solution to pollution is dilution”.

According to AP, Wurfel also said so far no fish have been harmed.

Five miles of pure cow shit in the stream and no dead fish? How is that possible, unless there were no fish there to begin with. I witnessed a manure dump into a stream for only a mile or so and the fish kill was estimated at 8,000.

I will continue to follow this as closely as possible.

Welcome To Not Pure Michigan

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A massive Industrial Livestock Operation just west of Adrian Michigan

Welcome to Not Pure Michigan. The truth about animal waste disposal in Michigan is that it pollutes our water and our air.

These massive Industrial Livestock Operations dumps millions of gallons of animal waste annually on our lands every year. It is spread under the pretext that it is used as fertilizer. The amount spread rarely matches with the crop uptake and it is really just waste disposal.

This waste disposal frequently leads to polluted water and emissions that could choke you. Yet it is legal in Michigan.

More coming…