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DNR says manure spill contained quickly

BRUSSELS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials say a 640,000-gallon manure leak at a Door County farm hasn’t contaminated drinking water.

The state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill was contained quickly on Tuesday and crews have been pumping the waste since.

The manure leaked from an above-ground storage container at a dairy farm in Brussels.

DNR spill coordinator Beth Erdman said the waste ran into nearby Sugar Creek. According to the DNR, crews have stopped the flow and the spill didn’t appear to have killed any fish.

Farm owner Kurt DeGrave tells WLUK-TV he has insurance to help cover the cleanup costs. He said this is the first time such an incident has happened on his farm.

Crews tell WITI-TV the cleanup will take two or three more days.

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