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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Farmers will need education to learn how to handle new restrictions

Okun describes the environmental impact of farming. Pesticides are particularly dangerous to fish, and cattle waste can be "a real nuisance," but dairy farming, because it produces detectable, manageable bacteria, "doesn't really create a serious problem." At the same time, he acknowledges that farmers will need education and money from OWASA to change their practices and that agricultural runoff is a serious problem. He denies that it is a health risk, however.

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Oral History Interview with Daniel Okun, October 22, 1985. Interview K-0021. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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