Northwest Iowa Hog Manure Spill Contained

 
Northwest Iowa Hog Manure Spill Contained

Iowa 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.

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