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Got pollution controls? Five dairy farms in California soon will — and environmentalists hope the new rules will eventually apply to dairies nationwide. To avoid legal action by environmental groups, the five farms in the Inland Empire region of the state have agreed to modernize their operations by developing greener plans for manure lagoons and other pollution sources. Enviros say pollution from the farms was rushing downstream, leading to nitrate levels 10 times the California safety threshold.