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Monday, December 9, 2013

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department Releases Memo on Waunakee Digester Spill

On December 6, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department released a memo discussing the impact of a recent manure spill at a large biodigester plant in Waunakee, WI:

"As you know, the manure digester owned, operated, and managed by Clear Horizons, Inc. had a pipe failure last week which released 300,000 gallons of manure. I write to share our understanding of the extent and impact of the spill, the remediation effort, and how we are moving forward".

"We are cautiously optimistic that this manure spill will have little to no impact on water quality in Lake Mendota as preliminary data shows that only 30 pounds of phosphorus will reach the lake."

Read the Memo in its entirety 

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