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MPCA: Dairy must clean up


May 11, 2009
By Marg Land

May 11, 2009, Thief River Falls, Minn. – A northwestern Minnesota dairy
faces tougher restrictions because uncontrolled gases from its manure
basins have allegedly created a public health hazard for its neighbors.

May 11, 2009, Thief River Falls, Minn. – A northwestern Minnesota dairy faces tougher restrictions because uncontrolled gases from its manure basins have allegedly created a public health hazard for its neighbors.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency citizens' board recently voted 8 to 1 to revoke Excel Dairy’s permit and reissue it immediately with requirements to remove the manure from the operation’s 1,500 cows within the next few weeks and install covers on the basins.

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