Manure report cites ‘massive regulatory failure’ in WI
June 12, 2015 by Green Bay Press-Gazette
June 12, 2015, Green Bay, WI – Weak regulatory oversight has allowed large-scale farms in Wisconsin to “spiral out of control” and pollute groundwater without consequences, according to a report commissioned by both state and local advocacy groups.
The 137-page report, released June 10, focuses on 16 large dairy and beef farms in Kewaunee County, where some studies suggest one-third of private drinking wells are contaminated with nitrates, E. coli and other harmful bacteria. READ MORE