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E-M:/ Muskegon - Dairy eyes wastewater property



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A West Michigan-based dairy operator wants to buy 600 acres of Muskegon County Wastewater Management System property and establish a large corporate dairy farm.
 
From an environmental point of view, the farm would be a groundbreaking venture because its liquid animal waste would be discharged into the county's wastewater treatment system, while the solid waste would be treated in an on-site "digester" used to produce methane gas for energy purposes.
 
It would be the first facility of its kind in the state to dispose of its waste through those processes, according to an official with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.