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Posted inEnvironment, Health & Welfare, Water Watch Wisconsin

‘Beneficial reuse’ of coal ash could contaminate drinking water statewide

It’s not a good sign when even the dogs won’t drink your tap water. “They sniff it and then drink the bottled water we pour,” said Frank Michna of Caledonia, one of hundreds of southeastern Wisconsin residents whose wells are contaminated by pollutants that may be coming from buried coal ash.

Posted inEnvironment, Health & Welfare, Water Watch Wisconsin

Environmental group links ‘beneficial reuse’ of coal ash to southeastern Wisconsin well contamination

The environmental advocacy group Clean Wisconsin alleges that coal ash “beneficial reuse” sites have contaminated hundreds of wells in southeastern Wisconsin with molybdenum, while the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources questions the group’s methodology.