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Officials taking extra steps with new digester

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County officials say a planned biodigester is designed differently than the one that leaked 300,000 gallons of animal waste near Waunakee last month.

The Dane County Board of Supervisors sent the plans for another digester back to committee last week after of the spill.

Officials are looking to build the new one in the town of Bristol.

Supervisor Tim Kiefer says, "To look at what happened with this manure spill, make sure there are safeguards in place for the new digester before we approve that digester and so we decided to send it back to committee and take some time to make sure we have the right safeguards in place."

State and local regulators say they want to learn how the older digester plans to minimize damage from any future messes like the one that went undetected for hours and polluted Six Mile Creek.

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