Farm fined $34,000 for manure spills

(WEAU) - A Rice Lake area farm has been fined $34,000 after several manure spills.

State prosecutors say manure was spilled into a local creek, was allowed to pool in a nearby field, and slid from a field into a nearby wetland. Norswiss Farms violated its Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit that doesn't allow the discharge of manure or silages into water.

Prosecutors say Norswiss Farms also failed to properly notify the DNR in one case.

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