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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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Thanks to Alex for posting this -- this is the second report on the EPA
hit on Vreba Hoff dairies, the previous one coming in articles in the
Cleveland Plain Dealer a few weeks ago.  The Michigan facilities cited
have not gotten any press attention so far, but we've been told that the
three Michigan facilities are Zwemmer Dairy CAFO near Elkton in Huron
County, Trevoortwis Dairy CAFO also near Elkton, and Mibellon Dairy CAFO
near St. Louis in Gratiot County.  EPA has reportedly sent the
documentation about their citations to the MDEQ, but while stories have
shown up in Ohio and Indiana, no press releases have come out of the EPA
or DEQ on these facilities.

Two of these facilities (Trevoortwis and Mibellon) show up on Michigan
DEQ's list of facilities that have had DEQ documented discharges and are
required to obtain NPDES permit coverage (the so-called ECOS list is at
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-water-npdes-CAFO_ECOS.xls ) but
neither one had obtained a permit, and for some unexplained reason the
Mibellon Dairy indicates that the permit requirement is "n/a" while
Zwemmer Dairy CAFO has not been listed so far.  

The list above was created as a result of the agreement by the state
with EPA, following a petition by Sierra Club, MEC and MLUI that in 2002
led to the Engler/Harding DEQ agreeing to require permits for CAFOs with
discharges.  This is intended to be at some point a complete list of all
CAFOs in Michigan, although it still is not complete.  However, if you
know of a CAFO that is not listed on this list, please contact the DEQ
and let them know.  If you are curious about CAFOs that may be in your
area, the list can help you locate them as well.

Anne


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Anne Woiwode, Director
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
109 East Grand River Avenue,  Lansing, MI  48906
ph: 517-484-2372 fx: 517-484-3108 e: anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
website:  http://michigan.sierraclub.org 
 


16 Vreba Hoff dairies in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana cited by
EPA for water pollution violations.

http://www.thestarpress.com/articles/6/029949-1096-004.html


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