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Problem with WA cow manure

October 19, 2016, Grandview, WA — Plumes of dust blowing off piles of manure, the smell of ammonia in the air, polluted groundwater, and a deadly birth defect cluster have residents of Yakima’s Lower Valley worried a new state permit meant to regulate dairy farms won’t do enough to protect their communities.

“I feel the state government has caved to the demands of the dairy industry — the permit the Department of Ecology is putting forward won’t do anything at all to protect the groundwater,” said Jean Mendoza, executive director of Friends of Toppenish Creek. READ MORE