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U.S. EPA Orders Dairy to Comply with Clean Water Act

According to an agency press release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order under the Clean Water Act to Westridge Dairy LLC, 2114 Ames Road, Red Bud, Illinois.  Westridge is a “medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in the Kaskaskia River watershed in central Illinois with approximately 700 mature dairy cows.”

U.S. EPA ordered the dairy “to stop all unauthorized waste discharges and to comply with the Clean Water Act.  EPA also ordered the facility to apply to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for a permit to discharge wastewater.”

The order resulted after U.S. EPA “inspected the facility in April and found that Westridge was not using best management practices to prevent the discharge of manure and other animal production waste.  EPA also discovered that the facility did not have a state wastewater discharge permit.”

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