2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Jun 2005 22:30:10 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Badger Ammo Plant (WI)
Army Cleanup of Gruber's Grove Bay Failed 

WKOW (Madison, WI)
June 22, 2005

The Army's Badger Ammo plant closed in 1975, but the water contamination
is still a big problem for some people who live nearby, especially those
on Gruber's Grove Bay.  The Bay still has high levels of mercury, even
though the Army spent $6 million in 2001 to cleanup the bay.
"They did dredge it, but they didn't clean it."  Says Mike Goelz, whose
property is closest to the plant. "They did a terrible job."  Goelz says
the company contracted to do the cleanup spent most of the summer on the
other side of the bay, near the Lake Wisconsin, and almost completely
ignored the stretch in front of his cabin.  A new study showed the
highest level of mercury sediment directly in front of his property.  


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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