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High Point
Dairy of Lynn, Indiana has agreed to pay over $10,000 USD after a manure spill
from the establishment killed 3,5000 fish and wreaked havoc on local wildlife in
April of of last year.

Fines

The company
will pay a civil penalty fine of $,9600 USD as a result of the incident and has
also agreed to pay $1,775 USD to the Department of Natural Resources.

According
to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management,
this is not High Point
Dairy’s first violation of proper procedure.

Overfill

The spill
reportedly occurred as the result of overfill – a situation which owner Robert
White says was exacerbated by heavy rainfall.

He now
estimates that it was roughly 5,000 gallons of manure that polluted the
surrounding ecosystem and killed the animals in question.

Emily Court

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...