A dairy near Miller, Neb., has been fined $30,000 by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality for failing to report a waste discharge in February 2012.
According to court records, Wood River Dairy, also known as Aspen Dairy, failed to report a discharge of livestock waste within 24 hours of its occurrence.
The dairy now faces a $30,000 fine. However, $20,000 of that fine can be waived if the dairy complies with the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act and the Nebraska Livestock Waste Management Act. The court also ordered the dairy to drain all waste lagoons at the facility to pre-winter levels.