WI county board gives green light to new digester
December 30, 2013 by McFarland Thistle
December 30, 2013, Bristol, WI – After a two-week delay to revisit safety issues in the wake of a manure digester spill in the Town of Vienna near Waunakee, the Dane County Board gave the go-ahead for a new digester to be built at Menasha River Dairy in the Town of Bristol.
The new digester will have safety features that will prevent a spill, county planning and development director Todd Violante told the board. Multiple pressure sensors will alert operators to potential leaks, and an alarm will sound if the contents of the main tank drop more than four inches at a time. Additionally, the entire digester will be contained within a constructed berm. READ MORE