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Iowa DNR investigates manure spill


March 16, 2010
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March 10, 2010,
Garnavillo, IA – The DNR is investigating a manure spill that started early
March 10 in Clayton County.


March 10, 2010,
Garnavillo, IA – The Iowa DNR is investigating a manure spill that started early
March 10 in Clayton County.

Between 50,000 and 70,000
gallons of manure flowed at 800 gallons a minute out of a broken pipeline at
Lee Pattison Dairy north of Garnavillo. Much of the manure overflowed from a
concrete basin and eventually flowed into Buck Creek.

The dairy dammed up the
spill to stop manure from flowing and is conducting emergency land application
of manure from the basins.

The dairy notified the DNR
of the spill within 45 minutes of discovering it, and the spill likely started
around 5 a.m.


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