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UPDATE: Drinking water safe near buried horses

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Tests have found the drinking water is safe where officials found nearly 70 animal carcasses buried on a farm.

The Village of Pleasant Prairie says an independent lab analyzed samples from two wells on the property. The DNR also tested water in a nearby stream, which was determined as safe.

David and Paula White face several animal neglect charges after Kenosha County investigators found five dead horses in stalls on their farm last month, along with the buried animals.  

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WKOW) – The neighbors of a couple charged with animal neglect are urged by the police to test their drinking water.

Kenosha County sheriff's investigators say almost 70 carcasses were found buried on the couple's property in Pleasant Prairie.

Authorities identified them as David and Paula White who will now face a number of animal neglect charges after five dead horses were found in stalls last month.  Nearly two dozen horses, some malnourished, were seized from the farm.

Deputy Chief David Morgensen tells our affiliate, WISN-TV, that they found decomposing horses buried under carcasses on the ground.

Investigators say they're concerned the carcasses have been buried close to a stream that feeds the area's well system and that the neighbors drinking water could potentially be contaminated.

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