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Manure reached Cass County creek near Atlantic

  • 10/7/2019 4:24:00 PM
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ATLANTIC—Following a producer’s report on Oct. 4, DNR staff investigated a manure spill about seven miles northwest of Atlantic.

DNR staff found that an unknown amount of manure had overflowed a pit at the Dennis Kuehl hog operation prior to their site visit Friday afternoon. The manure flowed into an underground tile line, then into an unnamed tributary to Camp Creek.

DNR staff did not see any fish in the stream. The producer is moving the animals to prevent further overflows. He plans to pump out and land apply manure from the pit.

DNR will monitor cleanup and consider appropriate enforcement action.