Vreba Hoff Dairy Pollution Update - March 22, 2007
Aggressive regulatory action by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has yet to put a stop to the pollution at the Vreba Hoff Dairy CAFOs in Lenawee County.
According to a letter from the DEQ’s Water Bureau to Seven Vanderhoff, owner/operator of Vreba Hoff’s two dairy facilities dated March 14, the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) continues to pollute.
Between the dates of February 26 and March 7 the DEQ documented numerous additional water quality violations of both the Vreba Hoff I and Vreba Hoff II facilities. Some of the findings of DEQ inspections included the following:
More technical details on the violations contained in the March 14 letter can be obtained from the DEQ’s Water Bureau at (517) 780-7917.
The news of Vreba Hoff’s continuing violations come on the heels of additional reports to the Sierra Club of discharges of animal waste in Clinton County and other parts of the state. Between spring rains and the spring spreading of animal waste on fields, this year could be a banner year for sewage discharges from animal factories into Michigan’s waterways.
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