Farmer claims contaminated water from Cannon AFB is impacting cows
CLOVIS, N.M.- A local farmer said contaminated water from the Cannon Air Force Base has contaminated 4,000 of his cows.
"Life is water, and without good fresh water, you can’t grow crops.
You can’t milk cows," said Art Schaap, the owner of Highland Dairy.
"What do I do with the animals?
So, we’re looking into maybe having to euthanize them," Schaap said.
He said the City of Clovis is working on a resolution.
"The positive is Curry County has passed a resolution to support– to make Cannon Air Force Base be more accountable," Schaap said.
Robert Thornton, Curry County Commissioner District 5, confirmed the city’s efforts.
KOB 4 reached out to Col. Russell Kesley from Cannon Air Force Base about the claims, but he chose not to comment.
Schaap said so far, Cannon Air Force Base has provided clean bottled water for his family and him, but not for the animals.