Residents worried after manure leaks into Darke County stream

Residents worried after manure leaks into Darke County stream

Source: https://www.whio.com, October 8, 2019

Thousands of fish have turned up dead after manure used for farming leaked into the waterways.

People who live in the area say they’re worried for their own health after seeing multiple environmental agencies testing water near their homes.

Several residents said they noticed the Ohio EPA, the ODA and Darke County Soil and Water testing the stream.

Joey Schmitmeyer said officials told him a farmer used 650-gallons of manure on a field, which wasn’t tilled, and it ran off into a local stream. Read more.

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