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Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Bill Restricting Use Of Firefighting Foam Containing PFAS

From WUWM, January 21, 2020 Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would impose new restrictions on the use of firefighting foams, in an effort to curtail groundwater pollution. The measure passed in both the state Assembly and Senate. The topic generated heated discussion in the Senate, especially from Democrats. Read the article.

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Newsmakers: Assembly Water Quality Task Force

From WisEye, October 17, 2019. On October 17, 2019, WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters sat down with the co-chairs of the Assembly Water Quality Task Force, Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville) and Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) to discuss the task force. The discussion addressed issues relating to PFAS, Nitrates, lead and bacterial water contamination in […]

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When water demand rises, this Montana town invests in forests

From the Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2019. When the appetite for high-priced housing threatened the water source of this picturesque mountain town, the residents raised taxes and spent money on forests. Three years later, when rising tourism upped the summer demand for water, more money was raised to buy more forests. The equation used […]

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ASC ASSOCIATE FELLOW GREB TRACKS WISCONSIN WATER QUALITY THROUGH HIGH-TECH APPROACH

From the University of Wisconsin Water Research Institute, February 20, 2019. One of the familiar faces around Goodnight Hall—the home of the Aquatic Sciences Center—since spring 2018 is Associate Fellow Steven R. Greb. Retired after 32 fruitful years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Greb continues to protect Wisconsin’s waters using innovative technology. […]

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IN DEPTH: Wisconsinites fight for quality water

From WiscNews, February 8, 2019. Having clean water is not something people always can take for granted. In the northern Juneau County town of Armenia, residents worry about one contaminant in particular: nitrates. Of the 104 wells recently surveyed in the Armenia and Port Edwards areas, more than 40 percent contained nitrate levels exceeding the […]

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Wis. legislature making efforts to help people with contaminated well water

From WSAW-TV, January 15, 2019. New efforts in the state legislature are looking to help people facing contaminated groundwater throughout Wisconsin. A local group is hoping to push those efforts even further, ensuring state leaders know it is a life-threatening problem in the central sands area. More and more people with private wells are learning […]

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Baby’s death sparks water safety fight

From the Minnesota Star Tribune, January 4, 2019. Small-town Wisconsin residents take on state and powerful ag industry. The battle began with a mother’s anguished blog post about the death of her infant. That was the catalyst for a hundred angry neighbors with undrinkable water who gathered at the Lake Aire Supper Club on a […]

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LaCrosse Releases Report On Nitrates In Groundwater

From SWNews4U.com, November 14, 2018. LA CROSSE – The LaCrosse County Public Health Department’s Nitrate Well Water Task Force (NWWTF) published a report and recommendations on nitrate contamination of groundwater in Holland and Onalaska Townships the second week of October 2018. The recommendations included actions for state, county and municipal governments, as well as for […]

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