Adams Manure Spill Update
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:15:13 GMT —
Emergency management officials say they're confident no lingering or long-long range problems will result from a massive pig manure spill near the town of Augusta in northeastern Adams County.
Authorities say some 90,000 gallons of liquid manure spilled into Cedar Creek on Monday after construction at a sow farm disrupted an underground sewer line.
The 6,000-sow farm produces baby pigs that are bought by farmers throughout the Midwest. It opened about seven months ago.
Director John Simon of the Adams County Emergency Management
Agency said Wednesday it will be several days before the spill is cleaned up. But he says it was caught early enough to keep the manure from moving downstream or into Schuyler County.