News: Unity (Whey Spill 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Maxinoski

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (28 September 1983)

WAUSAU -- About 5,000 gallons of whey saturated ditches and a small swampy area along Highway 13 when two large tanks at the Unity Dairy, Unity, were emptied during the week-end.

Marathon County deputies were told that the incident took place sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. Officials tried to dilute the whey by flushing the ditches with water.

Dan Maxinoski, a DNR warden from Marshfield, examined the scene and said there is a potential for groundwater contamination. Valves on the tanks were not locked, a spokesman said, so anyone entering the plant could have opened them.



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