When you think of Superfund cleanup, you probably think of toxic waste and Love Canal, not your local family farm. But that could soon change is some environmentalist get their way who, believe it or not, think that animal manure should be treated like industrial waste. According the Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com, environmental groups including the NRDC and Sierra Club are demanding that Congress refuse to clarify that Superfund was never intended to apply to animal waste. This is significant because even though manure is already heavily regulated under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, huge penalties could be levied against tens of thousands of small farmers if Superfund were applied to this waste. An odorous possibility, indeed.

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