Milwaukee Tus Thawj Kav Tebchaws Tom Barrett tau hais hauv lub rooj sib tham thaum Lub Cuaj Hli 7, 2016 hauv Milwaukee tau cog lus tias lub nroog yuav "ua phem" los hloov nws 70,000 cov kab kev pabcuam coj los txo cov kev pheej hmoo ntawm txhuas hauv cov dej haus. Nws tau pom ntawm no hauv daim duab 2012. Lukas Keapproth / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
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Sab saum toj Milwaukee thiab cov thawj coj hauv xeev tau pom zoo rau hnub Wednesday tias Wisconsin yuav tsum txav mus sai li sai tau los hloov tag nrho cov kwv yees li 176,000 cov kav dej txhuas muab cov dej haus rau cov tsev thiab cov lag luam hauv lub xeev, nrog Lub Tsev Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kev Ruaj Ntseg Ntuj Cathy Stepp tshaj tawm, "Yog tias nws raug nqi ib nyiaj ntau los ua qhov ntawd, ces nws yuav siv nyiaj ntau los ua qhov ntawd. "

DNR kwv yees nws tuaj yeem raug nqi ntawm $ 3,000 thiab $ 5,000 rau tsuas yog tus tswv tsev ib feem los hloov txhua txoj kab kev pabcuam; tsis muaj kev kwv yees thoob plaws xeev tau muaj rau hnub Wednesday rau kev siv dej ntau npaum li cas. Milwaukee Water Works tau kwv yees tias kev khawb lub nroog ntawd 70,000 cov kab kev pabcuam ua haujlwm yuav raug nqi ntawm $ 511 lab thiab $ 756 lab.

Virginia Tech University tus xibfwb qhia Marc Edwards, uas tau coj kev mob siab rau sim kuaj cov dej tsis huv hauv Flint, Michigan, hais txog 250 tus neeg tuaj koom lub rooj sib tham ntawm Marquette University tias "Tsis muaj leej twg muaj cov yeeb nkab txhuas, kuv tsis xav, tuaj yeem ua tau. kev ncaj ncees puas tau hais rau lawv cov dej nyab xeeb haus. "

Marc Edwards, tus kws tshaj lij ntawm Virginia Tech engineering uas yog tus kws tshaj lij hauv tebchaws ntawm cov hlau lead hauv dej haus, sau cov qauv los ntawm cov kav dej xau. Edwards tau hais rau lub Cuaj Hlis 7, ntawm lub rooj sib tham hauv Milwaukee, hais tias tsoomfwv txoj cai lij choj tam sim no tsom rau kev tiv thaiv pej xeem los ntawm cov hlau lead hauv dej haus yog "tag nrho cov lus tso dag rau cov neeg Asmeskas." Kev lees paub los ntawm Virginia Tech

Kev sib tham kuj tseem hais txog Milwaukee NAACP tus thawj tswj hwm Fred Royal, tus tswvcuab tshiab ntawm Freshwater for Life Action Coalition, uas tau tawm tsam Stepp thiab Milwaukee Tus Thawj Kav Tebchaws Tom Barrett los ua qhov tseem ceeb hloov pauv lub xeev cov kev pabcuam ua haujlwm. Barrett tau hais tias muaj kev txwv tsis pub tsoomfwv lossis lub xeev muaj peev nyiaj los pab.

Royal tau sau tseg tias Milwaukee thiab lub xeev tau txiav txim siab seb yuav them li cas rau $ 500 lab qhov kev ntaus pob ncaws pob tshiab rau Milwaukee Bucks tab sis zoo li tsis txaus ntseeg los ntawm yuav ua li cas tshem cov kav hlau lead hauv av uas yuav ua rau muaj kev phom sij ntau ntawm cov hlau lead lom ntawm lub nroog cov menyuam yaus. .

"Peb tab tom tham txog seb nws puas muaj peev xwm ua tau los cawm peb cov menyuam hauv Milwaukee," nws hais ntxiv tias qhov xwm txheej ntawm cov hmoov txhuas lom ntawm no siab dua hauv Flint.

Fred Royal, tus thawj tswj hwm ntawm Milwaukee tshooj ntawm NAACP, hais lus ntawm kev sib sau ua ke hauv 2015. Royal tau hais hauv lub rooj sib tham ntawm Marquette University Lub Cuaj Hli 7, nyuaj rau Milwaukee Tus Tswv Cuab Tom Barrett kom ua kom muaj zog los txo cov kev phom sij ntawm cov hlau lead hauv lub nroog haus. dej. Brendan O'Brien / Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Barrett tsis kam lees tias lub nroog yuav siv nyiaj ntau npaum li cas los kho qhov teeb meem, cog lus tias "peb yuav ua phem npaum li peb ua tau." Nws lees paub txoj hauv kev tam sim no ntawm kev tso cov tshuaj tiv thaiv corrosion hauv cov dej haus kom tsis txhob muaj cov hmoov txhuas los ntawm flaking tawm ntawm cov kav dej laus yog txoj hauv kev "Band-Aid".

Lub sijhawm no, Barrett thiab Edwards tau hais kom cov neeg nyob hauv yuav tsum teeb tsa cov ntxaij lim dej uas raug nqi tsawg li $ 30 lossis siv lub raj mis rau haus thiab ua noj. Ob qhov kev pom zoo lim dej tau zoo, yog tias khaws cia, tab sis kev daws teeb meem mus sij hawm ntev yog tshem cov kav dej tag nrho.

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism tau tshaj tawm thaum Lub Ob Hlis Ntuj tias cov kav dej ua haujlwm rau cov tsev, kev lag luam thiab tsev kawm ntawv hauv lub xeev ua rau muaj kev pheej hmoo rau cov neeg siv khoom thiab hais tias tsoomfwv thiab lub xeev txoj cai lij choj uas twb muaj lawm. tsis tiv thaiv pej xeem los ntawm txhuas nyob rau hauv dej. Hnub Wednesday, Edwards tau hu cov kev cai tam sim no "tag nrho cov neeg muaj mob tso dag rau Asmeskas cov pej xeem."

Cov hmoov txhuas los ntawm cov kav dej corroded hauv Flint, Michigan, yog ib feem los liam rau pej xeem kev noj qab haus huv hauv zej zog cov neeg txom nyem. Tom qab lub nroog tau hloov nws cov dej haus hauv xyoo 2014 mus rau Flint River uas muaj corrosive heev, muaj qhov tshwm sim ntawm cov kab mob lead lom ntawm Flint cov menyuam yaus. Cov kev tshawb fawb qhia tau hais tias 4.9 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov menyuam Flint kuaj tau muaj tshuaj lom tshuaj txhuas piv rau 8.6 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov menyuam yaus hauv Milwaukee kuaj. Siddhartha Roy / FlintWaterStudy.org

Tom qab muaj kev puas tsuaj ntawm Flint, Wisconsin DNR tau muab nyiaj pab tag nrho $ 14.5 lab rau 38 cov zej zog rau kev hloov pauv tag nrho ntawm ob qho tib si cov tswv cuab cov khoom thiab lub nroog cov feem ntawm cov kev pabcuam txhuas; $2.6 lab tau muab faib rau Milwaukee. Barrett chided Stepp vim tsis muab Milwaukee ib feem loj ntawm cov nyiaj tau muab tias lub nroog muaj 40 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov kwv yees cov kev pabcuam hauv Wisconsin.

Stepp tau hais tias nws lub koom haum yuav tsum sib npaug cov kev xav tau ntawm Milwaukee tawm tsam lwm cov zej zog nyob ib puag ncig lub xeev nrog cov kab kev pabcuam, suav nrog Ashland, Beloit, Kenosha, Janesville thiab Racine.

Nws tau hais tias "Muaj ntau thaj chaw hauv Wisconsin sab nraum Milwaukee uas raug kev txom nyem los ntawm tib qho kev nyuaj no," nws hais.

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp, pom ntawm no nyob rau hauv daim duab 2015, hais tias qhov tshwm sim ntawm kev lom tshuaj lom lead ua rau cov menyuam yaus hauv Flint, Michigan, ntseeg nws Wisconsin yuav tsum ua kom muaj zog kom txo tau cov hmoov txhuas hauv cov dej haus. "Yog tias nws raug nqi ntau los ua qhov ntawd, ces nws yuav siv nyiaj ntau los ua qhov ntawd," Stepp tau hais thaum lub rooj sib tham lub Cuaj Hlis 7, hauv Milwaukee. Kate Golden / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Lub vaj huam sib luag tau pom zoo rau qhov no ntau: Hloov tsuas yog cov pej xeem muaj feem ntawm cov kab kev pabcuam txhuas yuav tsis daws qhov teeb meem.

Txawm hais tias qhov no yuav tsum tau hloov cov yeeb nkab ib nrab nyob rau hauv qee qhov xwm txheej los ntawm Tsoom Fwv Teb Chaws Lead thiab Copper Rule, uas tuaj yeem ua rau qhov xwm txheej tsis zoo. Cov kws tshawb fawb hais tias txhuas tuaj yeem tso tawm thaum cov kav dej muaj kev cuam tshuam thiab thaum cov kav dej tooj liab tshiab reacts tshuaj nrog cov kab qub qub. Tawm ntawm cov tswv cuab hauv av, Edwards hais tias, "yuav ua rau cov menyuam yaus lom ntau tiam neeg."

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Ib qho kev sim xyoo tas los ntawm rau lub tsev Milwaukee pom cov hmoov lead hauv cov dej haus tau nce ntxiv - qee qhov xwm txheej astronomically - tom qab lub nroog tau ua ib feem ntawm cov kev pabcuam cov kab hloov pauv thaum lub sijhawm kho dej. Ib lub tsev, piv txwv li, ntsuas txog li 328 feem ntawm ib lab ntawm cov hlau lead tom qab hloov, piv rau qhov ntsuas hauv qab ntawm 6.5 ppb. Txawm hais tias tsis muaj cov hmoov txhuas muaj kev nyab xeeb, US Environmental Protection Agency tau teeb tsa 15 ppb raws li qib kev nqis tes ua, lub ntsiab lus yuav tsum tau ua los txo cov txhuas hauv dej.

Barrett tau hais tias lub nroog tau ncua tag nrho cov haujlwm kho dej hauv thaj chaw uas muaj cov kab kev pabcuam ua haujlwm tshwj tsis yog thaum muaj xwm txheej ceev.

Laus, tev xim, pom nyob rau hauv windowsill no nyob rau hauv ib lub tsev qiv ntawv nyob rau hauv Milwaukee, Wis., feem ntau yog liam rau txhuas lom rau cov me nyuam. Tab sis cov kws tshaj lij thiab cov neeg tawm tswv yim taw qhia tias cov hmoov txhuas los ntawm cov kav dej laus kuj tuaj yeem ua rau nws txoj hauv kev mus rau hauv cov dej haus, muab lwm txoj hauv kev ntawm cov hlau lead. Matt Campbell / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Kev ntsuam xyuas kuj tau pom tias txawm tias cov qauv coj los ntawm tib lub kais dej tuaj yeem muaj qhov sib txawv radically nyeem. Nyob rau hauv ib lub tsev, lead concentrations nyob rau hauv 12 tus qauv muaj li ntawm 2 ppb mus rau 199 ppb, raws li txoj kev tshawb no.

Vim tias qhov kev hloov pauv loj heev, Edwards tau hais tias, kev sim tshuaj txhuas yuav luag tsis muaj txiaj ntsig. Nws tau hais tias "Txawm li cas los xij koj coj mus kuaj, kuv yuav tsis hais ib zaug tias dej nyab xeeb," nws hais.

Thoob plaws hauv lub xeev, ze li ntawm 4,000 tus menyuam yaus, lossis 4.5 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov neeg kuaj mob tau kuaj pom tias muaj tshuaj lom, raws li 2014 Lub Xeev Lub Tsev Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv cov duab, qhov tshiab tshaj plaws muaj. Ntawm lawv muaj 2,244 tus menyuam yaus hauv Milwaukee. Hauv qhov kev sim ntawd, 8.6 feem pua ​​​​ntawm Milwaukee cov menyuam yaus kuaj tau tuaj txog tshuaj lom tshuaj lom neeg piv rau 4.9 feem pua ​​​​hauv Flint.

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Lead cov teebmeem yog qhov hnyav thiab ruaj khov. Kev txo qis kev txawj ntse, kev xiam oob qhab kev kawm thiab kev loj hlob qeeb tau tag nrho yog vim muaj kev cuam tshuam rau cov menyuam yaus, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog cov hnub nyoog qis dua 6 xyoo uas lawv lub hlwb loj hlob yog qhov muaj kev pheej hmoo siab tshaj plaws.

Ib txoj kev tshawb fawb xyoo 2013 ntawm Milwaukee cov tub ntxhais kawm qib plaub tau txuas nrog kev ua rau menyuam yaus lom lom rau cuam ​​tshuam kev coj cwj pwm ntawm tsev kawm ntawv. Cov kws tshawb fawb tau pom qhov muaj feem ntau dua kev ua phem ua phem rau neeg laus ntawm cov menyuam yaus hauv Cincinnati uas raug tshuaj lom tshuaj lom. Edwards kuj pom muaj kev sib koom ua ke ntawm kev raug lead hauv cov poj niam cev xeeb tub hauv Washington, DC thiab muaj kev pheej hmoo ntau ntxiv fetal tuag.

Virginia Tech University tus xibfwb Marc Edwards tham nrog Milwaukee Water Works Superintendent Carrie Lewis ua ntej lub rooj sib tham txog dej haus Lub Cuaj Hli 7, ntawm Marquette University hauv Milwaukee, Wis Edwards tau hais tias Wisconsin 176,000 cov kab kev pabcuam uas xa dej rau tsev thiab kev lag luam ua rau muaj kev phom sij loj heev. rau pej xeem noj qab haus huv. Dee J. Hall / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

EPA muaj kwv yees hais tias cov dej haus muaj txog li 20 feem pua ​​​​ntawm qhov nruab nrab raug txhuas, tab sis ntau npaum li 85 feem pua ​​​​ntawm cov me nyuam mos haus cov mis ua nrog cov kais dej.

Thaum lub sijhawm hais lus tseem ceeb, Edwards tau hu cov kev phom sij los ntawm cov kav dej txhuas yog "tsim teeb meem tsim los ntawm tsoomfwv," ceeb toom tias cov nroog suav nrog Milwaukee tau ntau xyoo xav kom cov neeg tsim khoom siv cov kav dej txhuas.

Nws kuj tau hais txog "kev coj noj coj ua ntawm kev noj nyiaj txiag" ntawm EPA thiab Asmeskas Lub Chaw Tiv Thaiv thiab Tiv Thaiv Kab Mob, uas nws tau hais tsis raug rau cov neeg nyob hauv Flint thiab thaum muaj kev kub ntxhov nyob rau xyoo 2004 hauv Washington, DC tias lawv cov dej nyab xeeb. Nws tau sau tseg tias yim tus neeg tau raug foob txog tam sim no hauv Flint dej kev puas tsuaj thiab kwv yees tias yuav raug foob ntau dua.

Stepp, uas nws lub koom haum tau raug thuam vim tsis ua txhaum rau cov neeg lim hiam, hais tias cov teeb meem hauv Flint ntseeg nws Wisconsin yuav tsum ua ntau dua los tiv thaiv cov neeg nyob hauv lawv cov dej haus. Nws ua kev zoo siab rau Edwards rau nws "kev ua siab loj" hauv kev coj Flint qhov xwm txheej mus rau qhov pom.

"Yog tias muaj ib qho nyiaj hauv Flint, Michigan, nws yog qhov no: nws yog cov neeg zoo li koj, cov neeg niaj hnub, thiab cov neeg tsim cai lij choj ntawm lub xeev thiab tseemfwv qib siab, thawj zaug, tham txog kev haus dej hauv txoj kev loj heev, ”nws hais.

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.

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