A state program helped Didion Milling win $5.6 million in stimulus funding to expand its Cambria milling and ethanol plant, which has a history of environmental violations.
Audio slideshow: Citizens against Didion
Neighbors of Didion Milling’s Cambria plant talk about why they have fought the company for years. Main story How a polluter gets stimulus money — and avoids environmental review Nov. 29, 2010 The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (www.WisconsinWatch.org) collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, other news media and the UW-Madison School […]
Toxic Legacy: Gas customers may have to eat some costs for plant cleanups
Whoever is deemed responsible for the century-old toxic waste in Ashland, community residents — and others in Wisconsin — will pay for millions in cleanup costs.
Audio slideshow: Toxic Legacy
The Kabasas, whose home is surrounded by a Superfund site with century-old pollution, are divided on whether to worry about it.
Toxic legacy: Century-old tar plumes under Lake Superior stir health fears — and a cleanup could be years away
Millions of gallons of contaminated groundwater and thousands of gallons of gooey black coal tar lie underneath Ashland’s downtown waterfront. It is by far the thorniest cleanup of an old manufactured gas plant in Wisconsin — both because of the difficulty in cleaning it up, and in finding someone to pay for it.
Wisconsin water woes
National health rankings report that large numbers of people in Wisconsin are exposed to contaminated drinking water.
Wisconsin InfoLink: The Herbarium
Learn to identify Wisconsin plants with the Wisconsin State Herbarium’s online resources.
DNR continues to miss own goals for managing CWD
The latest population figures of deer with chronic wasting disease are nearly 160 percent over target.
Investigative reports, news and updates
News and notes: New tools for monitoring environmental data in Wisconsin; the governor’s campaign contributors favor keeping him in control of DNR; DOJ hosts free seminars on government sunshine; and tax revenue was down last year.