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Research targets dangerous manure pit gas


November 4, 2013
By Intelligencer Journal

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November 4, 2013, Lancaster, PA – Vapors from liquid manure storage tanks are unseen, lethal presences lurking on farms.

Recently, researchers have received a grant to study the risks posed by the gases – especially fast-acting hydrogen sulfide.

An unidentified farm near Lititz is included in the study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Matching partners include Penn State, the Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission, USA Gypsum and Industrial Scientific Corp., a gas-detection equipment maker. READ MORE