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Manure spilled near Breda in Carroll County

BREDA – Friday about 5:30 p.m., a landowner reported a manure spill about three miles northwest of the city of Breda in northwest Carrol County.

The DNR investigated the spill Friday and Saturday, finding that an unknown amount of manure flowed into an underground tile intake after a tanker became stuck in a marshy area. With Carroll County’s help, DNR traced the manure underground through tile lines to an unnamed tributary which eventually flows into the Boyer River. There were no dead fish seen below the spill area.

The manure came from an Iowa Select facility during land application by a commercial manure applicator company owned by Mark Schroeder. Schroeder and Iowa Select plugged the tile intake and dammed the area around the spill, pumping the diluted manure to a nearby crop field.

Pumping will continue for a few days because of the marshy conditions.

The DNR is monitoring the cleanup and will consider appropriate enforcement action

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