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2 miles from train wreck….

Ok, we are 2 miles from the train wreck in East Palestine OH. We currently cut n bale about 200 acres (mostly small squares) for horse customers.

We are extremely worried about the effects of the chemicals that were released. There is already a fish die off and reports of chicken and cow mortality.

What should we do/look for? What would you do? New territory for us, just looking for some ideas.

Thanks

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    2 miles from train wreck….

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

As a farmer in Central Ohio and knowing people in western Ohio, there is always a bunch of hay available in our side of the state. If you are considering tearing your hay stands up, you have people on the other side of the state that can help supply hay. I would rather you do what is safe for the animals than have them die of the possible toxins. I know Kidron and Mt. Hope auctions of hay a...

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My heart goes out to you. Find a forensic agronomist with experience in case related studies and start documentation (quickly) in soil tests, tissue tests, water tests. GPS and date all references. A toxicoligist from a University may provide some assistance in what to look for as well. Samples are what you need initially before analysis. You have to show issues (proof) before taking this one...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

sell hay with a disclaimer that you are not responsible for any negative effects from the product you sell. If their horses are on pasture and are fine then it’s safe to assume your hay will be fine

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

I was in the hay business back in the day. You can do the best tests possible you can do and it still might open you up to liability. You would be damaging your customers livestock and your reputation in the hay business. If you are selling hay to horse customers, could you afford to pay for liability of a lost colt out of a Kentucky Derby winner? You probably don't have tremendously fancy ho...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Have a full spectrum dioxins and furans test done. Dioxins are very dangerous for example agent orange.


Verified FBN Member (KS)

Also, keep good records. As things go, there will probably be some usda intervention for losses thru various programs. It won’t likely be immediately, but it will be eventually. Pictures, records, video even your own sample collections that you maybe just hold onto for when the time calls for that evidence.


Verified FBN Member (WI)

The effects on the groundwater would have to be substantial, I would definitely be testing well water, both for your sake, and any animals

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Contact:

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************** & McCarthy, LLP

840 Burlingame, CA 94010

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www.cpmlegal.com.


They would be interested in visiting with you.


Verified FBN Member (MO)

Prayers for you and for wisdom to get you the answers

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

GEt ahold of argonomus, land conservation and of course insurance company

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