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Appeal filed in IL mega dairy case


September 20, 2010
By WIFR

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September 20, 2010, Jo
Daviess County, IL – The group H.O.M.E.S (Helping Others Maintain Environmental
Standards) filed an appeal in the 2nd Appellate Court in Elgin asking the court
to review testimony from scientists at the Illinois State Geological Survey
that stated the land is not suitable for a five-thousand cow facility.
September 20, 2010, Jo
Daviess County, IL – The group H.O.M.E.S (Helping Others Maintain Environmental
Standards)
filed an appeal in the 2nd Appellate Court in Elgin asking the court
to review testimony from scientists at the Illinois State Geological Survey
that stated the land is not suitable for a five-thousand cow facility.

State geologist Sam Panno
says building a manure storage pond or spreading manure is dangerous because
the bedrock under the Tradition Dairy site is filled with fractures, which
would make water contamination possible. His arguments were thrown out in court
because Tradition Dairy’s engineers said the land was fine. Families who live
near there are fighting vigorously to get another opinion.

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