Liquid manure can be seen pooling in the backyard of Tim and Maggie Fick’s home at 1468 61st Street in Clinton Township. A commercial manure hauler discharged between 1,500 to 2,000 gallons in a field east of the Fick’s cornfield and farm site on Oct. 28 when the application rig became stuck. A portion of the liquid hog manure traveled through the Fick’s cornfield and pooled in their backyard. A bulldozer has since scraped the affected area free of manure.

MCPA investigates manure discharge

An investigation continues in the discharge of liquid manure in the Rock County Rural Water wellhead area.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is currently evaluating the effects of the Oct. 28 incident in which Penning Hauling of Beaver Creek discharged as much as 12,000 gallons of hog manure in section 12 of Clinton Township.

 


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