Manure spill jumps to one million gallons
MELVIN, Iowa - The estimate of
a manure spill from a northwest Iowa dairy producer has jumped from
200,000 gallons to 1 million gallons.
The state Department of Natural
Resources says Wednesday that the owner of High Plains Dairy near
Melvin increased the estimate for the spill, which occurred Sunday
Dairy workers dammed a dry creek bed
to contain the manure and then were working to pump it out and apply
it to nearby fields.
The DNR says it advised the dairy
owner to pump clean water into the streambed and flush the remaining
manure downstream. Because the creek was dry, no fish have been
A pump failure was blamed for the