The blessings and horrors of manure lagoons

California cows start passing gas to the grid

By Nichola Groom, Tue Mar 4, 2008 6:30pm EST

RIVERDALE, California (Reuters) – Imagine a vat of liquid cow manure covering the area of five football fields and 33 feet deep. Meet California’s most alternative new energy.

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Man drowns after falling into manure pit

By Ben Winslow Deseret Morning News Published: January 19, 2008

A man apparently drowned after falling into an iced-over manure pit at a Cache County dairy, authorities said….Deputies said the pit is about 8 feet deep and is filled with cow manure, moisture and ammonia from the urine, giving it a “soupy consistency.” “It is loose quicksand is what it is,” Bilodeau said. “You can’t swim in it. You’re almost completely incapacitated in it.”

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