Dairy Fined After Manure Spill Kills 3,500 Fish In Indiana

The spill was reportedly the result of overfill and heavy rains
dairy industry spill
The incident wreaked havoc on the local ecosystem

High Point Dairy of Lynn, Indiana has agreed to pay over $10,000 USD after a manure spill from the establishment killed 3,5000 fish and wreaked havoc on local wildlife in April of of last year.

Fines

The company will pay a civil penalty fine of $,9600 USD as a result of the incident and has also agreed to pay $1,775 USD to the Department of Natural Resources.

According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, this is not High Point Dairy's first violation of proper procedure.

Dairy Industry Accidents
Human injuries are also commonplace within the dairy industry, with one fatality in New York just last week

Overfill

The spill reportedly occurred as the result of overfill - a situation which owner Robert White says was exacerbated by heavy rainfall.

He now estimates that it was roughly 5,000 gallons of manure that polluted the surrounding ecosystem and killed the animals in question.

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