17 March 2006

Another attempt to corner the pig manure market fails miserably

German village flooded by liquid pig manure

BERLIN - A Bavarian village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing the fertiliser burst, German police said on Wednesday. Sewage rose to 50 cm (19.69 inches) in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank, which held some 240,000 litres (52,800 Imp gallons) of pig manure.

"The village was swamped with green-brown liquid and it was pig manure -- the mother-of-all muck," said Rainer Prediger, a police spokesman in the nearby town of Coburg. Police estimated the pig waste had caused at least 100,000 euros ($119,000) worth of damage.

- Reuters, 22 February 2006

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