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Missouri DNR containing a manure fertilizer spill

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said it is in the process of containing and cleaning up a large manure fertilizer spill in Callaway County.

It happened near Highway J and County Road 230.

An area resident said he noticed “foul smelling black water” flowing through a creek on his property.

The DNR investigated and said an estimated 10,000 gallons of liquid manure fertilizer was spilled, contaminating an area tributary that flows into Millers Creek in the Mark Twain National Forest.

While the investigation continues, the DNR said the pollutant most likely came from a major spill at the Pork Master operation.

ABC 17 contacted Pork Master but calls have not yet been returned.

A nearby resident said he noticed a difference in the water quality between Sunday and Monday.

“Monday, we were working here on our bridge, and that’s when we noticed the odor and the dark black water coming under the bridge here,” said Ronnie O’Neal.

The Department of Natural Resources said it’s still assessing the extent of the damage from the spill.

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