CAFO Reports Spreading 1 Million Gallons of Raw Manure but Really Spreads 2.9 Million
State laws for CAFOs rarely protect communities from water and air pollution. Enforcement is
based on self-reporting as these huge factories attempt to manage thousands of animals.
Overflowing manure pits, bursting pipes and broken pumps are inevitable. Any enforcement
happens after the fact, most commonly sparked by fed-up whistleblowers.
CAFOs in Wisconsin (Two Current Examples):
- Just across the county line in St. Croix County an operation spilled 275,000 gallons of manure before a whistleblower turned them in.
- Runoff contaminates St. Croix River watershed, killing fish (stcroix360.com)
- Drinking water severely contaminated near CAFO (County (stcroix360.com)
- A Kewaunee County plant spread 2.9 million gallons of manure but only reported 1 million of it!
- Criminal Charges Filed Against Kewaunee CAFO – Wisconsin Examiner
- WI Department of Justice Summons & Complaint
- False Reporting by Kewaunee CAFO, Manure Hauler & Agronomist
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