Woodford County officials say a fish kill in Panther Creek in Roanoke was likely caused by manure from a hog farm. The county's Emergency Management Agency and highway Department erected dams to keep the pollution from reaching the Mackinaw River. Illinois conservation workers speculate the manure was used as a fertilizer but too much of the swine manure was applied, resulted in the toxic run off into the creek east of Roanoke. The state Environmental Protection Agency traced the manure to Meadow Lanes Farms, a large hog operation west of Roanoke.
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