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50,000 gallons of manure spill in Pipe Creek

  • Associated Press
  • May 30, 2014 - 9:00 PM

MALONE, Wis. — A number of fish have died after an estimated 50,000 gallons of manure spilled into a creek in northern Fond du Lac County.

The spill happened at Lake Breeze Dairy Farm in Malone. The manure spilled into Pipe Creek, which drains into the popular Lake Winnebago.

WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1wCYqnU ) the spill happened about 2 a.m. on Memorial Day.

Farm General Manager Mark Diederichs says the company spreading manure noticed the leak a couple hours later and the farm put its emergency plan in place and called the Department of Natural Resources.

Diederichs says the farm did everything it could to mitigate the damage.

The DNR says there are concerns about E. coli in the water. Campers at nearby Columbia Park are being warned to avoid swimming.

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