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Lawsuit over farm waste filed

June 21, 2013

A group of Antes Fort area residents have filed a lawsuit in Lycoming County Court against the individuals and businesses they say are causing health hazards and ruining their quality of life by......

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Jun-21-13 6:49 AM

if there getting a lawsuit does that mean the sewer authority is next when u go down 3rd st that smell is just as bad lol

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Jun-21-13 7:14 AM

I have one question...

Who was there first...

The farm or the complaining neighbors..?

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Jun-21-13 7:43 AM

The sewer plant is moving in right next door to these people. Will they sue them too?

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Jun-21-13 8:06 AM

Sue the very hand that feeds you ... smart!

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Jun-21-13 11:16 AM

To the ones that have commented here on this post, shame on should smell and see what these people are putting up with...and there water has gone bad and now they need purifiers on their systems in order to drink what was once good water...I know, just as know buddy wants to blame the gas industry for ruining wells now you don't want to blame a farmer who does not need to use this stuff to fertilize his fields. And do you know what this stuff is made up of....SHAME SHAME ON YOU

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Jun-21-13 11:17 AM

oops, sorry, that should be too upsent writing my post

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Jun-21-13 11:28 AM

@Fredzz: The neighbors were there long before 22 million gallons of slaughterhouse blood, from a farm with no animals was begun to be spread on the fields, next to the river, into which it runs off. But even if the people weren't there, PaDEP should be stopping this from occurring. And I will do what I can to see that that happens.

@billybob: They should sue the sewage plant if it becomes a public nuisance, in accordance with all applicable laws. If corporate factory farms and municipal authorities don't have to follow the laws, why should you and I?

@Zippie: Who exactly besides some remotely located CAFO does Nicholas Meat LLC feed? I can't see how it does one lick of good for the neighbors…or the Susquehanna River, which - in case you've missed the news for the past half decade - is in terrible shape.


Steven W Todd, PE Former DEP engineer

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Jun-21-13 3:41 PM

Could they beef up the Antes Fort sewer plant to treat this stuff?

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Jun-23-13 1:12 PM

@Zippie: Sure. Depending on how much volume and the contents of this stuff, though, it will be tremendously expensive. A cost:benefit analysis will easily show if it is a good idea, depending on who pays for it. I'd bet that Nicholas Meat LLC has already looked into that. If so, they'd know.

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