Two counties on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore, where there are hundreds of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), have unhealthy levels of nitrate in drinking water, which may lead to health problems such as blue baby syndrome, thyroid disease, and pregnancy complications. More than a third of Wicomico and Worcester counties’ population, or at least 61,000 […]…here in KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI. we have over 100,000 cows…that equals over 4 MILLION TONS OF LIQUID MANURE PER YEAR…here’s where this get’s us in trouble…farmers can apply up to 13,500 gallons per acre…per WEEK..! All this on land with 3-5 feet to bedrock..! That is over 216 TONS PER MONTH PER ACRE…OMG..! The problem gets worse on fields with over 5 feet to bedrock…it DOUBLES…! My issue is not with the animals…they are doing nothing wrong…the problem is with their…OWNERS..! Farming created this issue and farming knows how to fix it…WILL THEY..?
Source: Report: Eastern Shore Has Unhealthy Levels of Nitrate in Drinking Water Due to CAFOs – Maryland Matters