Storm damaged manure silo covers Gelderland town in poop

A storm damaged silo leaked 3 million liters of manure into Aalten, Gelderland, 24 Feb 2017
A storm damaged silo leaked 3 million liters of manure into Aalten, Gelderland, 24 Feb 2017. (Photo: @polwwijkbuiten / Twitter)

The storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday damaged a manure silo in Aalten, Gelderland to such an extent that some 3 million liters of manure leaked out into the town, AD reports.

The leak was only discovered this morning. The ditches in the town are full of manure and it looks like the Schaarsbeek is also contaminated. A number of streets are also flooded. Water board Rijn IJssel closed a number of dikes to try and prevent the Oude IJssel becoming contaminated.

According to the Telegraaf, the water board is worried that the fish in the Schaarsbeek will die in the coming hours, poisoned by the manure. 

A number of streets in Aalten is closed to traffic due to the manure leak. 

 

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