Hog Manure Spill Contained in Northwest Iowa

 
Hog Manure Spill Contained in Northwest Iowa

State environmental officials credit quick action by a farmer for preventing environmental damage from a manure spill.

An officer from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated a manure spill three miles southwest of Scranton.

DNR Specialist Dan Olson says liquid manure spilled from a tanker truck when it overturned Saturday morning.

About 2,000 gallons of manure flowed into a ditch. The driver, Joanne Hunter, and others from the Hunter hog farm quickly dammed the ditch on either side of the spill and called a contractor to pump it onto a nearby farm field.

Olson says quick action helped contain the spill and avoided letting it reach any river or stream.

Back to news


RELATED CONTENT

Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Close