Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More big dairy pollution fouls Wisconsin groundwater

I know it's hard to keep up with (and to stomach reading about) the pollution of Wisconsin groundwater by mega- dairies - -here's a few put up recently by Wisconsin Public Radio - - but, yes, there is yet another stark, stinking finding:

SARATOGA — The backer of a proposed 5,300-head dairy farm in southern Wood County is coming under fire after heavily contaminated groundwater was found at another farm owned by the same company.
“We think it’s important that the public be aware that the concerns that we’re raising are not just theoretical,” said Madison attorney Paul Kent, who represents the town of Saratoga, where the proposed mega-farm would be located…
On Monday, the town issued a press release calling attention to a report filed in August with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that shows monitoring wells at Central Sands Dairy, in the town of Armenia in Juneau County, recently contained nitrate levels substantially higher than state drinking water standards.
The report was prepared by an environmental testing agency hired by the Wysocki Family of Companies, which owns Central Sands Dairy, under a groundwater monitoring plan the farm is required to follow. Central Sands Dairy has about 3,800 cows, according to the Juneau County Land and Water Resources Department.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is the corporate DNR? And what does kathy Stepp have to say about it?