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Emergency Action Planning to Avoid or Minimize Manure Discharges from Pork Operations

Publish Date: 06/03/2006

This publication is intended to assist pork producers in developing an effective emergency action plan that will minimize the environmental and financial impacts to your operation which can result in the case of a manure release. While there will always be acts of nature, such as floods, hurricanes and tornadoes which cannot be anticipated or adequately planned for, it is possible to plan for other situations, such as a tanker spill, storage overflow, subsurface tile drainage, or runoff from a land application area. Good planning before any manure is applied and identification of potential weaknesses in the way manure is handled, stored or applied allows producers to correct deficiencies before catastrophic situations occur.


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