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Nancy Utesch column: Manure irrigation's health risks aren't understood

9:54 PM, May 15, 2013
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The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection are holding workgroups to discuss the practice of spray irrigation of manure.

If this practice is implemented there are serious threats that will be posed to the air quality in Wisconsin, including Kewaunee County. Why? First, when manure is sprayed through irrigation units it is aerosolized, which means it is reduced into tiny droplets into the ambient air that we all share. Since manure contains over 150 different pathogens, viruses and bacteria, the small particulate droplets, ...

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