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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Smoldering Dung Pile

That smoking pile of sh.t on the outskirts of Lincoln, Nebraska has finally been put out.
MILFORD, Neb. - It took nearly four months, but to the relief of neighbors miles around, a burning manure pile has been extinguished.... The fire was in "a dung pile measuring 100 feet long, 30 feet high and 50 feet wide."

Heat from the decomposing manure deep inside the pile is believed to have eventually ignited the manure.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality told [the owner] that his smoldering dung pile violated clean-air laws and it worked with him as tried to extinguish it.

Read about it here.

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