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Farm Runoff

The EPA: Cleaning Up Crappy Water Since 1970

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

This is a story about crap -- literally, tons of it. Piling up in Confined Animal Feeding Operations and being sprayed onto farm fields, animal manure is polluting the nation's waterways and is nearly impossible to regulate.

Farm Runoff Pollutes Drinking Water, Sickening People Nationwide

nytimes.com | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Morrison, more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff within a few months, according to local officials. As parasites and bacteria see...