Last week a federal grand jury indicted an Elmwood, Illinois dairy producer for a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act.

According to US Newswire David Inskeep, the former manager of the 1,250-cow Inwood Dairy, is charged with one count of “knowingly discharging pollutants into waters of the United States without a permit.” Inskeep allegedly pumped over a million gallons of manure water from the lagoon into a tributary of the West Fork of Kickapoo Creek.

If convicted he could face up to 36 months in prison plus a fine up to $50,000 per day of the violation.

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