Sunday, June 17, 2018

Pig Waste Dumped on Banks of West Canada Creek

pig disposal site from the bankEnvironmental Conservation Officer Katie Jakaub reported that on May 29, during an off-duty kayak trip, she came across animal waste mixed with sawdust along the bank of the West Canada Creek, a protected trout stream, in the town of Russia.

ECO Jakaub noted the location and visited the property the following day. The landowner informed the ECO that pigs were on the property and that what the officer had found was the manure and straw bedding that had been dumped during the winter. The landowner admitted to depositing the waste and was issued summonses for the offense, returnable in Town of Russia Court.

Photo of pig disposal site from the bank courtesy DEC.

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5 Responses

  1. Todd Eastman says:

    Why not a state fine for polluting “waters of the State”?

  2. Boreas says:

    Any sensible pig would know better…

  3. Paul says:

    They should know better. We all saw what happen when Homer dumped the pig waste silo into Springfield reservoir on the Simpsons:

  4. Justin Farrell says:

    Kinda like those guys who piss in the river/lake while fishing in their bass boat & never get caught…?

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