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MANURE SPILL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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Abstract:

It is a well thought out, common sense, written down plan of action. It will help those involved make the right decisions at time of emergency.

Why have a plan:



Many states require a Manure Management Plan.


Plans are needed to eliminate or minimize environmental damage in cases of manure spills or runoff.


Most importantly to help prevent accidental manure spills.


What should a Plan contain:



Protect all human and livestock life.


Stop or eliminate the source of the spill or runoff.


Confine the spill or runoff to as small an area as possible.


Contact agencies that have expertise in handling spills or runoff.


Cleanup spills and runoff areas.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864700784994777

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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