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Animal waste

July 28, 2013

This concerns the fertilizer controversy about animal waste from a slaughter house in Sugar Valley....

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Jul-29-13 10:19 AM

first of all pine, I asked those questions because the answers weren't provided. Had the author provided some facts and what he has personally done in response perhaps the letter would have been better received.

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Jul-29-13 9:36 AM

For all of the non-intelligent comments written here, yes, people complaining have had their wells tested and yes, they are polluted. They have had to spend hundreds of dollars to put water filtration systems in just to be able to use the water. As for spout off in favor of anything that is going to pollute this area...just where are you moving to when the water is bad and we can't breath the air? And really, do any of you honestly believe that there is one person at DEP who is schooled in this type of stuff, the answer if NO, NO, NO...just like they have no idea what the gas drilling in this area is going to do to our water and air...DEP is a JOKE

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Jul-29-13 9:21 AM

I have a few questions:

1) Do you have a well? 2) Have you tested your well water? 3) Have you personally tested the river water? 4) Have you personally gone to each and every farm recorded and acquired the proper data and analysis to confirm what you're complaining about is causing the issues you assume it is?

My point is this, I don't really see any facts in your letter. It's definitely a complaint but it's based on a lot of opinion and speculation. Trust me when I tell you speculation doesn't change anything.

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Jul-29-13 9:03 AM


Who was there first.

The Farm or

The people Complaining...?

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Jul-28-13 10:06 AM

The main thing is this, Nippenose Township is undergoing a new sewer line infrastructure project as part of the Chesapeake Bay clean up effort to keep nutrients from getting into the bay. Yet the nutrient run off from this source has got to be hundreds of thousands of times worst than anyone's old septic system. They were spraying this stuff on fields during the winter while the ground was still froze, where did it go?

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Jul-28-13 9:14 AM

“There isn't a person working for the DEP or the Lycoming County Conservation District that has the slightest idea what harm 21 million gallons of liquefied animal waste can do to a restricted flat section of drainage area adjacent to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the dozens of families who make this area their home.”

And neither does Mr. Cohick Jr.

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Jul-28-13 9:05 AM

Test your well water.

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Jul-28-13 6:19 AM

Yes this LTE has no factual information worthy of mentioning as the river has been long polluted by 3000 landowners spraying 1 gallon of insecticide on a half acre each versus manure being spread out over thousands of acres so you want to gripe about something even the field

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Jul-28-13 4:27 AM

A great deal of speculation and very little factual information in this LTE.

Hysteria is not a way to make policy decisions.

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