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Dog boiled alive after jumping into farm discharge

Aug 14, 2010

Link to this article in the Post-Tribune

WALKERTON -- A yellow labrador was boiled alive after jumping into a ditch with scalding-hot water from an illegal water discharge. The dog's owner sustained third-degree burns on his lower leg when he tried to save the dog. The mint farm responsible faces fines, but continued its deadly discharge Friday -- nearly a week later -- with the knowledge of state environmental officials. An anonymous staff member at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said the handling of the case is the latest example of the continuous dismantling of Indiana's environmental enforcement, which has included rewriting enforcement guidance and canceling contracts for local air pollution monitoring in Gary and Hammond....


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