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Safely Pumping Manure from Pits with Foam Safely Pumping Manure from Pits with Foam

URBANA - News reports have surfaced last fall detailing flash fires and explosions in livestock buildings while liquid pit manure was being agitated and pumped. For this reason, University of Illinois Extension staff is urging caution when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. So far, this phenomenon has occurred mainly in pits under swine buildings that have foam above the manure in the pit.

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