Beleaguered Big Island Dairy Agrees to Shutdown

HILO, THE BIG ISLAND (Ben Caxton) — The Big Island dairy that’s been the focus of anger for local residents and state officials after multiple sewage releases has agreed to shut down operations. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that settlement documents filed with the court on Tuesday require the dairy to stop milking by the end of February and completely end operations by April 30. It also details timelines for cattle removal and facility cleanups. The lawsuit had been brought against the dairy operation by a local community group with the help of an environmental protection organization.

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