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Manure-filled dairy lagoon breach found


July 29, 2010
By King5.com

manure-filled-lagoonJuly 26, Snohomish, Wash. – Engineers have determined what led to the
failure of a manure-filled storage lagoon in Snohomish County in April.

July 26, Snohomish, Wash. – Engineers have determined what led to the failure of a manure-filled storage lagoon in Snohomish County in April.

manure-filled-lagoon  
A dairy waste lagoon is breached, sending millions of gallons of

untreated cow manure into farm fields and into the Snohomish
River near
Snohomish, Wash. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.


 

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says the storage pond had been mistakenly built over an old wood, field drain. The cedar box added pressure on the waste pond, which was filled to capacity and burst open.

It's believed approximately 27 million gallons of diluted dairy cow manure spilled onto farmland when the pond ruptured.

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