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Deny the Permits for the Golden Sands Dairy (CAFO)

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We the residents of the towns of Rome and Saratoga and surrounding areas petition the Wisconsin DNR, other state agencies and the EPA to deny the permits for the Golden Sands Dairy proposed for Saratoga, Wisconsin. Scientific evidence provided to the DNR for it's EIS process shows that the quality and level of our surface water will be negatively impacted if this CAFO is built. In addition, qualified test results have been provided showing the existing CAFO in Armenia, partly owned by the same company, has tainted local residents wells with high nitrate levels, and has generated E Coli in the area of their pivot well manure spreading area. Monitoring wells at their site show nitrate levels nearly 8 times higher than state and federal limits. Nearly 2,000 residential homes in Rome and Saratoga and the Rome Municipal Water Utility are within the cone of depression of the proposed 33 high capacity wells and rely on area water for drinking and fire protection. Lakes Camelot, Sherwood, Arrowhead and Petenwell are fed by headwaters and the water table within the cone of depression. The risks of contamination and reduced water levels is unacceptable to the thousands of residents in proximity to the proposed CAFO.

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  • Robert Niemer
    Robert Niemer United States, Oklahoma City
    Sep 29, 2016
    Sep 29, 2016
    Couple of questions: How much will the land be devalued once people start moving elsewhere affecting the tax rate? Since this area provides over 75% of the tax revenue for Adams county. How many local people will this farm employ? Most CAFOs do not employ locals they bring in "outside" workers. This will be more money leaving the county and surrounding area.
  • Thor Laisy
    Thor Laisy United States, Crystal Lake
    Sep 28, 2016
    Sep 28, 2016
    Why is this even being considered when this area will bring in more revenue from more business development like the new Rome golf course. Also, there is a record all over the state of Cafo's causing severe water and air pollution, especially in Eastern Wisconsin where Cafo's started with Dutch farmers thrown out of their home land because of pollution. It didn't work there and it shouldn't exist here.
  • Clarence Balla
    Clarence Balla United States, Plainfield
    Sep 28, 2016
    Sep 28, 2016
    Please keep our water clean.
  • Thomas Churchill
    Thomas Churchill United States, Nekoosa
    Sep 27, 2016
    Sep 27, 2016
    After all this time what more needs to be said? A CAFO is not welcome here! Stop trying to make a buck at the expense of our communities and our environment!
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