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The Basic CAFO Investigation Toolbox

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The items described below are recommended for use for a Basic CAFO Investigation.  They are inexpensive and easy to obtain, and don't require any special training to use, yet can give you a lot of information.  To find out how to use these tools, see Problems With An Existing CAFO?

Camera with ability to date-stamp pictures (zoom capability useful), extra film and batteries.

Road maps from the Department of Transportation that include right-of-way information as well as townships and section information.

Drain maps

  • clean bottle for water sample (to smell for manure)
  • rubber gloves
  • distilled water for hand rinsing
  • hand cleaner
  • flashlight

notebook and tape recorder to document what you see

cell phone and charger

The name, address, phone number, township, and section of each facility you're investigating.





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