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IA man pays restitution for fish kill


June 14, 2011
By The Republic

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June 14, 2011, Saint
Ansgar, IA — Authorities say a northern Iowa man has paid a $315 fine and
$10,000 in restitution for dumping hog manure through a field into a tributary
of the Cedar River in Mitchell County.
June 14, 2011, Saint
Ansgar, IA — Authorities say a northern Iowa man has paid a $315 fine and
$10,000 in restitution for dumping hog manure through a field into a tributary
of the Cedar River in Mitchell County.

The Mason City Globe
Gazette
is reporting that Anders Knudsen admitted pumping about 25,000 gallons
of waste from a containment pit over six hours in September 2009. The manure
ended up in Otter Creek. Its high ammonia content killed an estimated 151,000
fish over a stretch of almost four miles.

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