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Nancy Utesch column: Spray irrigation spreads more than simple manure

7:51 PM, Feb. 27, 2014
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When discussing disposal of untreated lagoon wastes, many people are mistakenly under the belief that these farm wastes are simply manure, feces and urine from cattle. That is completely inaccurate.

Both landowners and farmers take literal tons of industrial wastes delivered to digesters or directly to lagoons, which they receive a "tipping fee" for. Some of these wastes, while considered "organic" in nature, are highly pathogenic and carry with them the true risk of disease.

Slaughterhouse, mink ranch and rendering plant wastes of blood, hair, paunch, (the stomach and intestine ...

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