Stopping CAFO Pollution
Welcome to Stopping CAFO Pollution, an online training guide from the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. This guide is designed to help you fight pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). The image shows a dissolved oxygen meter measuring DO at kill levels in a ditch next to a turkey CAFO.
However, even if you're not sure where to begin, browse through the sections below and you'll have a better understanding of where to begin your CAFO training so that you can successfully investigate and prevent CAFO pollution. This manual provides references to Michigan laws, rules and procedures throughout to give examples of how to approach this effort. Your state’s rules will differ but the Michigan examples will provide a place to start finding out how the laws apply in your state.
First time visitors may want to begin here for a bit of the background of the political aspects of the problem with CAFOs, and about why citizens are conducting water monitoring.
If you have any questions, contact our CAFO Water Sentinel, Lynn Henning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stopping CAFO Pollution is divided into the following sections:
Facts about CAFOs
Facing Problems with an Existing CAFO?
Health Complaint Form Use this form to document non-emergency health problems related to CAFOs. If you are having a health emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1. Otherwise, call your doctor or your local health department.
See "Living a Nightmare: Animal Factories in Michigan" the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter acclaimed film about pollution from concentrated animal factories in Michigan