Research Highlights

Today many people don’t have the time or access to read pages and pages of documentation. Here are the highlights of over 1,000 pages submitted by Protect Wood County and its Neighbors to the DNR concerning the proposed Golden Sands Dairy in the Wood County Town of Saratoga.
Research Highlights

Report Shows Troubling Water Quality Concerns In Nearby Town Of Armenia

According to a water quality study by an independent researcher, the neighbors of the proposed Golden Sands Dairy have a lot to worry about when it comes to the quality of their drinking water.
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Research Into Water Quantity Shows How High Capacity Wells Will Affect Area Creeks And Water Table

A report on the quantity of water consumed by the proposed Golden Sands Dairy shows the negative impact the use of high capacity wells will have on area creeks and groundwater resources. Natural recharging of the Central Sands Aquifer under the farm only covers approximately 35% of the water usage of the farm. This shortfall means the groundwater level will become deeper in the areas surrounding the farm, potentially drying up shallow private wells and creeks.
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Soil Survey Discusses Susceptibility And Sustainability Of Central Sands For Agricultural Use

A report on soil susceptibility and sustainability in the Saratoga area discusses the soil quality for use by CAFO operations. The report shows that Saratoga's sandy soil is not very suitable for the proposed land use. The report shows that Saratoga's soil is susceptible to blowing hazards, high seepage of sewage lagoons, and high susceptibility to concrete corrosion, among other concerns.
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Report Discusses Air Quality Impacts Of Dairy CAFOs

A report on air quality submitted to the DNR discusses the air quality hazards associated with dairy CAFOs along with affects on the local population.
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Study By John Hopkins University Shows Increase In Antibacterial Resistant Bacteria Infections Near Factory Farms

Factory farms commonly administer antibiotics to their animals, and research shows this practice creates an environment for antibacterial resistant bacteria to thrive. Manure containing these antibiotics and resistant bacteria are then spread on farm fields, and the evidence shows an increase in antibacterial resistant infections in the local population.
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