Lawsuits target five WA dairies
February 27, 2013 by Capital Press
February 26, 2013, Sunnyside, WA – Lawsuits filed against five Sunnyside-area dairies alleging pollution of drinking water and violations of environmental laws threaten fines that could total as much as $550 million and put the dairies out of business, an industry representative says.
The lawsuits, filed by activist groups, seek injunctions directing the dairies to change their handling of manure so they no longer endanger health and environment, to correct soil and groundwater contamination and conduct future monitoring. READ MORE