Sylvia Wu

BIG ISLAND [MEGA] DAIRY DUMPS ON LOCAL COMMUNITY

BIG ISLAND [MEGA] DAIRY DUMPS ON LOCAL COMMUNITY

The reality is that Big Island Dairy produces local pollution: lots and lots of it. The cows at Big Island Dairy produce a lot more than milk. Due to its size and confinement of animals, the Dairy generates millions of gallons of animal urine and feces that, if not properly handled and treated, become a significant public health and environmental risk.

No one knows those risks better than the community of Ookala, whose residents reside just downhill from the Dairy’s operations.