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DNR finds polluted water at Bricks Off Road Park

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Bricks Off Road Park in Butler County faces more trouble, but this time it's in the water.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources found the operators violated state law by polluting both Beaver Dam Creek and the Little Black River.

In a letter from the DNR to Jay Brickell, owner of Bricks, the investigator detailed evidence of vehicles operating in the waters and guests leaving trash behind. 

The investigator noted that mud from vehicle tires and muddy people washing in the stream could contribute to muddied water.

He noted posted signs warning guests to stay out of the water but said more needs to be done.

Brickell has 30 days to respond to the DNR letter with what changes he plans to make to the facility to prevent water pollution before its next event in September.

DNR plans to check the water quality before that event.

Brickell declined to comment on the DNR letter.

A 20-year-old Gordonville woman was killed in an ATV crash on June 5. 

A Poplar Bluff teacher was seriously injured after a crash near Bricks in June as well.

Neighbors also complained about trash after a Truck's Gone Wild. They say this year it was especially bad with drivers leaving ruts from their vehicles and trash in their wake.

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