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Health officials: No evidence of drinking water contamination after manure spill

Pipe Creek in Fond du Lac County is seen, May 29, 2014. (Photo from: FOX 11)
Pipe Creek in Fond du Lac County is seen, May 29, 2014. (Photo from: FOX 11)

MALONE, WI (WTAQ) - Health officials say there's no evidence that drinking water supplies were contaminated after a manure spill at a dairy near Fond du Lac.

About 50,000 gallons of manure spilled on May 26th into Pipe Creek, a tributary from the eastern part of Lake Winnebago.

Bacteria levels fluctuated after the spill, and the creek was occasionally deemed unsafe for recreation activities. However, Fond du Lac County health officials said the creek has now returned to its normal state.

As a result, no additional water quality tests are needed.

The manure spill occurred at the Lake Breeze Dairy in Malone.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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