Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 3 feeb
Xcel Energy kwv yees Ashland hauv plawv nroog Superfund qhov chaw yuav raug nqi tsawg kawg yog $ 100 lab los ntxuav.

Zaj dab neeg tseem ceeb Toxic Legacy: Ib puas xyoo-laus tar plumes nyob rau hauv Lake Superior ua rau muaj kev ntshai kev noj qab haus huv - thiab kev ntxuav tuaj yeem ua tau ntau xyoo

Suab slideshow: Cov neeg zej zog

Pep thiab Joe Kabasa loj hlob ntawm no. Tam sim no lawv nyob ib puag ncig peb sab los ntawm qhov chaw Superfund. Nyem rau daim duab saib hauv nplooj ntawv tshiab.

Zaj dab neeg no nyob rau Wisconsin Public TV

Hauv kev koom tes nrog Lub Chaw, tus kws tshaj xov xwm pej xeem TV Art Hackett tau tsim ob ntu series rau Hauv Wisconsin ntawm Ashland site. Nyeem cov ntawv sau tseg lossis saib lawv hauv online: Part 1, Part 2

Daim ntawv qhia sib tham sib

Cov chaw tsim hluav taws xob qub muaj nyob thoob Wisconsin. Nrhiav cov neeg hauv koj cheeb tsam, thiab saib leej twg yog tus saib xyuas lawv.

Leej twg raug suav tias yog lub luag haujlwm rau cov pov tseg uas muaj tshuaj lom nyob rau ib puas xyoo hauv Ashland, cov neeg nyob hauv zej zog - thiab lwm tus hauv Wisconsin - yuav them rau ntau lab tus nqi tu.

Tsoom Fwv Teb Chaws txoj cai hais tias lub luag haujlwm ntawm cov tog neeg yuav tsum tau them nyiaj rau kev ntxuav cov kev ntxhov siab. Tab sis thaum tog yog Wisconsin cov nqi hluav taws xob, thiab qhov kev ntxhov siab yog ib lub tuam txhab tsim hluav taws xob qub, cov khoom siv hluav taws xob yuav dhau los ntawm tus nqi ntau rau cov neeg them nqi roj.

Feem ntau ntawm 44 qhov chaw paub hauv Wisconsin yog cov khoom siv rau pej xeem thiab tseem yog cov khoom siv hluav taws xob. Tsis muaj qhov chaw tau los ze rau qhov kim npaum li qhov kwv yees $ 100 lab-ntxiv tus nqi ntawm kev tu rau Ashland.

Tam sim no, kwv yees li 0.5 feem pua ​​​​ntawm Wisconsin Xcel Energy cov neeg siv khoom siv roj av mus rau kev ntxuav cov pa roj, hais rau Brian Elwood, tus kws tshaj lij Xcel. Lub tuam txhab muaj peb lwm qhov chaw ntawm La Crosse, Eau Claire thiab Chippewa Falls. Txhua tus tau hais, cov neeg siv khoom tau them $ 9.5 lab txog tam sim no dhau 15 xyoo dhau los rau cov chaw no, nws hais.

Thiab, "Nws tsis paub meej tias kev ntxuav Ashland tuaj yeem cuam tshuam cov nqi roj li cas," Elwood tau hais.

Qhov ntawd yog ib feem vim tias Xcel ntseeg lwm tus, suav nrog lub nroog thiab lub tuam txhab kev tsheb ciav hlau, yuav tsum them rau ib feem ntawm kev ntxuav. Txawm li cas los xij Xcel xaus rau kev them nyiaj, lub tuam txhab cov tswv lag luam yuav tsum tau them tsuas yog cov nqi rau cov paj laum ntawm cov nyiaj Xcel yuav qiv los them rau kev ntxuav. Rau qhov chaw Ashland, qhov ntawd yuav yog tsawg kawg yog 45 feem pua ​​​​ntawm Xcel tus nqi tag nrho, cov tuam txhab ua haujlwm kwv yees.

Thaum ntxov xyoo 1990, Pawg Neeg Saib Xyuas Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv ntawm Wisconsin tau sib cav hais tias cov neeg siv khoom siv hluav taws xob - tsis yog cov neeg them nqi - yuav tsum tau them rau cov tuam txhab 100 xyoo yuam kev. Tab sis Wisconsin Public Service Commission tau txiav txim siab xyoo 1993 tias cov neeg them nqi thiab cov tswv cuab yuav faib cov nqi tu MGPs.

Tib lub sijhawm cov tswv lag luam tuaj yeem raug yuam kom them tag nrho cov nqi yog thaum cov pej xeem tuaj yeem ua pov thawj tias cov nqi hluav taws xob ua txhaum cai, raws li CUB tus thawj coj, Charlie Higley.

Hmoov tsis zoo rau cov neeg them nqi, cov kws tshaj lij hais tias kev tso cov pa roj pov tseg nyob ze lossis hauv dej suav nrog Wisconsin River thiab Upper Fox River yog ib qho kev coj ua rau ntau xyoo lawm.

Higley hais tias "Piv txwv tias cov khoom siv hluav taws xob ua haujlwm raws li txoj cai ntawm lub sijhawm, nws yuav luag tsis yooj yim rau peb los tawm tsam qhov kev rov qab los ntawm cov nqi ntawd," Higley hais.

Lub koom haum Wisconsin nonprofit rau Investigative Journalism (www.WisconsinWatch.org) koom tes nrog nws cov neeg koom tes — Wisconsin Public TV, Wisconsin Public Radio thiab UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication — thiab lwm yam xov xwm. Kate Golden tuaj yeem hu rau ntawm kgolden@wisconsinwatch.org. Cov neeg sau xov xwm ywj pheej Marissa Monson thiab Stephanie Lulay tau pab txhawb rau tsab ntawv ceeb toom no.

Kev tsis sib haum xeeb ntawm cov nroj tsuag roj 'kev coj ua pov tseg hnub rov qab tsawg kawg 100 xyoo. Xyoo 1910, ib pawg ntawm Rhode Island oystermen yeej $ 17,280 los ntawm Providence Gas Co., thov cov khoom siv hluav taws xob pov tseg hauv Narragansett Bay tau rhuav tshem lawv txoj kev ua neej.

Cov nonprofit Wisconsin Center rau Kev Tshawb Xyuas Xov Xwm (www.WisconsinWatch.org) koom tes nrog Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Zej Tsoom, Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Rau Pej Xeem, lwm cov xov xwm tshaj tawm thiab UW-Madison Tsev Kawm Ntawv Xov Xwm thiab Kev Sib Txuas Lus. Txhua yam haujlwm tsim, tshaj tawm, tshaj tawm lossis tshaj tawm los ntawm Lub Chaw tsis tas yuav cuam tshuam cov kev xav lossis kev xav ntawm UW-Madison lossis ib qho ntawm cov koom tes.

Rov luam tawm peb cov ntawv dawb, hauv online lossis luam tawm, raws li daim ntawv tso cai Creative Commons.

Nrov dab neeg los ntawm Wisconsin Watch

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Kate Golden, tus thawj coj hauv xov xwm thiab tshaj xov xwm, tshwj xeeb hauv cov dab neeg ib puag ncig thiab cov ntaub ntawv pom.