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Plainview Milk Products Cooperative MPCA Fine

A southeastern Minnesota dairy is being fined by the state's Pollution Control Agency. 

The agency says the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative allowed nearly seven-thousand gallons of cream to drain into the area's sewer system last April.

The spill overwhelmed the wastewater treatment plant's tank, sending a hundred gallons of wastewater mixed with cream into a ditch southeast of Plainview.

The dairy has been fined 20-thousand dollars and forced to recover the water that overflowed into the ditch.

The state is also asking the facility to find ways to prevent similar problems in the future

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