CAFOs and fish kills

“Excess nutrients in water such as nitrogen and phosphorus can result in or contribute to fish kills.”

Concentrated animal feeding operations continue to be a leading source of water quality impairment in the U.S., EPA said. Consolidation trends in the livestock industry have resulted in larger-sized operations that generate about 500 million tons of manure annually, the agency said in a release.

The NPDES permit program, established under the Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by regulating sources that discharge pollutants to waters in the United States.

Read more @ US EPA.

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