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Companies sued over hog manure management

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The Iowa Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against two companies which operate eight large hog confinement facilities in Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties.  The lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that General Development LC and Kollasch Land and Livestock Inc., both of Whittemore, failed to submit or comply with required manure management plans for their operations.  Manure management plan requirements apply to all animal feeding operations, except very small ones. The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission refers matters to the Attorney General for judicial enforcement when DNR administrative enforcement efforts have not succeeded.  The lawsuit, which was filed in Kossuth County District Court, asks the court to assess civil penalties up to $5,000 per day per violation, and to prohibit further violations.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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