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Manure Storage Hazards

  Automated manure and wastewater handling for livestock and dairy production is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure that may be located either belowground or at ground level. The collection system often involves a smaller belowground pit for pumping manure to a longer-term storage structure or directly into a manure spreader. While this method is efficient, it can create a unique set of hazards.
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