Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Water Quality

  title={Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Water Quality},
  author={Joann M. Burkholder and Bob Libra and Peter J. Weyer and Susan C Heathcote and Dana W Kolpin and Peter S Thorne and Michael D Wichman},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Waste from agricultural livestock operations has been a long-standing concern with respect to contamination of water resources, particularly in terms of nutrient pollution. However, the recent growth of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) presents a greater risk to water quality because of both the increased volume of waste and to contaminants that may be present (e.g., antibiotics and other veterinary drugs) that may have both environmental and public health importance. Based on… CONTINUE READING

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