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Manure pits reportedly overflow at 16 large feedlots in southern Minnesota

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2024
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Relentless rains this month have caused the manure pits of at least 16 large feedlots in southwestern Minnesota to overflow, releasing unknown amounts of livestock waste into the environment. The overflows, all at open pit lagoons, happened in Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties, said Andrea Cournoyer, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The agency is working to monitor and mitigate environmental damage from the spills, she said. High concentrations of manure can be dangerous to human health and can cause fish kills and threaten water quality even after...

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