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Posted on Apr. 16, 2010
By Shellie Nelson
NBCActionNews.com

Hog farm released wastewater into Platte Co. creek

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. – A Platte County hog production facility had a wastewater line leak that allowed wastewater to run off into a tributary of Dick’s Creek.

The Environmental Protection Agency received a call about land application of wastewater at A&A Farms in Edgerton, Mo. The information was passed on to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, whose investigator found a leaky line in a wastewater application system at A&A Farms.

The wastewater had been applied for more than two days before the leak was discovered. DNR officials estimate hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater went into the creek.

The DNR says, "Such discharges have the potential to contaminate lakes and streams, causing serious water quality problems.”"

For more information on wastewater overflows or other water quality issues, contact the Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program at 573-751-1300 or 800-361-4827 or visit the department's website.

To report an environmental emergency, including wastewater overflows, please contact the DNR spill line at 573-634-2436. For more information contact the department at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-3443   

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