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DNR: Wastewater from Saline County swine farm flows off field, into local creek

Friday, October 15, 2010

An undetermined amount of wastewater from a Saline County swine farm ran off from the field where it was being applied and into a local creek Wednesday, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The department dispatched an investigator to Saline County Wednesday after receiving a complaint of animal waste in an unnamed tributary to Pass Branch. The investigator determined that the animal waste originated from a field where it had been applied by the Bernard Bargfrede Swine Farm, located on Highway 20, near Blackburn.

Department staff advised the operator of the farm to construct temporary berms below the land application field and in the stream to contain the wastewater and pump it back to the lagoon.

Land applying wastewater from agricultural lagoons is allowed under the condition that it does not leave the site or enter waters of the state.

The department's Northeast Regional Office in Macon, which conducted the investigation, notified the Department of Health and Senior Services and suggested that any appropriate public health advisories be issued.

To report an environmental emergency, including after-hour sewage overflows, please contact the DNR spill line at 573-634-2436.

To report sewage overflows during regular business hours, contact the nearest regional office. A list of regional offices, their contact information and service areas is available online: http://dnr.mo.gov/regions/regions.htm.

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This hog manure is at least a natural fertilizer versus a chemical being applied to the fields. I live next to a field that gets turkey and chicken manure applied to it and it stinks. This is what the rural life is all about. As long as the farmer is willing to right his wrong then we should leave him alone. All you make up wearers, bacon and sausage eaters, jello eaters, glass, china, floor wax, chalk, crayons, and medicine users. Pigs provide a source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals. Insulin from pigs is important because its chemical structure. Pigskin is used in treating massive burns and injuries, and in healing persistent skin ulcers because the skin is similar to ours. Heart valves from pigs are surgically implanted in humans to replace human heart valves that are weakened due to disease or injury. So all you swine farm haters get over it.

-- Posted by jjjeremy on Sat, Oct 16, 2010, at 5:02 PM

I see no difference in hog S%#t and the Chicken S%#t they dump load after load of on fields around Saline and surrounding counties. Except Hog S%#t smells better

-- Posted by Maxinmo on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 11:14 PM

That's what it is OK Reader

-- Posted by blueeyeddevil_2 on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 9:29 PM

Hog wash I say.

-- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 12:20 PM


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