DEC still investigating Owasco and Cayuga watershed manure spills

More information has come out around manure spills in both the Cayuga and Owasco Lake watersheds last week.  Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman said Sunnyside Farms, owned by Greg and Neil Rejman, has a reputation for not only being one of the best farms in the area, but in the state.

“If there’s a problem with one of the best farms, you know you have to take some precautions,” he said. “These guys had an emergency plan. Really, it didn’t work.”

Just about everything bad that could have happened to the Rejmans did that weekend of Feb. 18-19. Eileen O’Connor, director of environmental health, said she was notified Friday that the farm had a leak in its manure lagoon.

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