Monthly Archives:' January 2015

Judge: Dairy Pollution Threatens Washington Valley's Water

SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal judge has ruled that a large industrial dairy in eastern Washington has polluted drinking water through its application, storage and management of manure, in a case that could set precedents across the nation.

U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice of Spokane ruled Wednesday that the pollution posed an “imminent and substantial endangerment” to the environment and to people who drink the water.