IL cattle farmer cleaning up spill
October 2, 2015 by Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
October 2, 2015, Fithian, IL — A Fithian-area livestock farmer has hired an environmental engineer to help clean up a manure spill that killed nearly 100,000 fish in Stony Creek and the Salt Fork River.
“It was my mess,” said cattle farmer Gabe Shepherd, who reported the accident to the Illinois Department of Agriculture when he realized a valve on a liquid manure storage tank had been left open. READ MORE