The state’s agricultural lobby says local efforts to regulate CAFOs are illegal.
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Cow manure predicted to cause most sickness from contaminated wells in Kewaunee County
A new study predicts the incidence of gastrointestinal illness in private drinking wells, identifying manure as the main cause of contamination.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants
The outcome of a nearly decade-long dispute in Kewaunee County could shape regulatory power across state government.
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Most nitrate, coliform in Kewaunee County wells tied to animal waste
The latest findings from a study of drinking water wells and their surroundings finds manure from cows that is stored or spread on farm fields poses the highest risk for certain contaminants.
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Fecal microbes found in 60 percent of sampled wells, raising concerns about dairy manure, septic waste
Tests show waste from Kewaunee County’s 97,000 head of cattle contaminates majority of wells, especially after rainfall or snowmelt; human waste also a factor.