Apparently someone doesn’t want a new 1,650-cow dairy to open in eastern Indiana.

Police are investigating to determine who contaminated two of the four groundwater monitoring wells at the Union-Go Dairy in RandolphCounty. All of the monitoring wells have lids and padlocks. On the two that were contaminated with harmful levels of E. coli and nitrates, the padlocks were cut and the lids were open.

The dairy has faced a lot of local opposition. In fact, opponents of the dairy are appealing the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s decision to issue the dairy a permit.

At this point it is not known if the dairy will have to dig new monitoring wells, or if they can be sanitized.

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