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March 27, 2010

Methane market needed

Manure Raises New Stink
Giant Gas Bubbles in Indiana Dairy Farm's Waste Pond Frighten Neighbors

WINCHESTER, Ind.—Like many of his neighbors, farmer Tony Goltstein has to deal with the aftermath of the dairy bubble.

But besides his mounting financial troubles, Mr. Goltstein also must contend with bubbles the size of small houses that have sprouted from the pool of manure at his Union Go Dairy Farm. Some are 20 feet tall, inflated with the gas released by 21 million gallons of decomposing cow manure.

Tony Goltstein stands last week by the bubbling lagoon at his farm in Winchester, Ind. Some fear popping the bubbles could result in an explosion.

But he has a plan. It requires a gas mask, a small boat and a Swiss Army knife.

It sounds like Mr. Goltstein needs to talk to the people at Manure Safety Solutions. I was driving on US 61 from St. Louis to Iowa last week when I passed someone pulling this trailer.


Posted by joke du jour at March 27, 2010 02:03 PM

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