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Impacts of Waste from CAFOs on Water Quality

Impacts of Waste from CAFOs on Water Quality

A paper published in The Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives in 2007 discusses the impacts of waste from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) on water quality. Proper waste management from agricultural livestock operations is essential to reduce contamination of water resources. The growth of CAFOs in recent years presents a greater risk to water quality. Increased volume of waste and additional contaminants that may be present pose a greater environmental and public health concern

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