YORK – A manure spill sent emergency cleanup crews and the Department of Environmental Conservation to a farm on York Road West on Friday.
According to Livingston County Emergency Management Director Kevin Niedermaier, a broken hose leaked manure near the Genesee River.
“It was a broken drag line,” said Niedermaier. “The operators were right there and were right on top of the problem. The proper authorities including the DEC were notified and they are working with the farmer for cleanup.”
Most of the cleanup and environmental inspection was done by about noon on Saturday.
So far, nothing suggests that there is any threat to the Genesee River or local groundwater.
Niedermaier said that all farms that have large numbers of live animals are required to file emergency plans for situations like this with the DEC.