A Bailey, Mich., dairy is being investigated for a large manure spill that apparently reached a nearby stream and flowed into Black Creek and then Mona Lake in March.

 According to documents obtained by the Muskegon Chronicle through the Freedom of Information Act, Ryzebol Dairy, which milks 3,382 cows at the site, had its “environmentally-friendly” status suspended by the Michigan Department of Agriculture in January. The state has ordered Brian Ryzebol to bring the dairy into compliance and to apply for a state permit.

 Ryzebol told the Chronicle that the manure discharge in March was the result of “torrential rains” that flooded the manure storage facility.

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