"The Poor, Battered Winooski"

August 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

It takes only a couple of gallons of ammonia to kill thousands and thousands of fish, as yet another incident on Vermont’s Winooski River shows. “The Cabot spill, like many on the Winooski and elsewhere, began when human beings failed to exercise enough care with potential pollutants. Creamery executives are the first to acknowledge the company’s responsibility. ‘We shoulda known better,’ said Marcel Gravel. Gravel manages the plant in Cabot village where the Vermont company makes 800,000 pounds a day of its specialty cheeses as well as yogurt, sour cream and butter.”