2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 22:18:34 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP: Remediation or Public Water at Badger Ammo Plant (WI)
Press Release
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger
May 3, 2011

Army should provide rural residents with better choices

The Army has just released a report which asks the public to choose between three alternative solutions to groundwater contamination in and around Badger Army Ammunition Plant. A 90-day clock is ticking to choose either a new municipal drinking water system or continued active steps to clean and protect groundwater, wetlands, rivers and streams.

So how do we pick? A public water system, which would serve residents to the south and east of Badger in the rural towns of Prairie du Sac, Sumpter, and Merrimac, will prompt a phased shutdown of active groundwater treatment systems. The other two alternatives are continued cleanup of groundwater using carbon filtration or bioremediation using naturally occurring organisms.

The Army’s preferred choice, having the lowest cost to the military, is a public water supply system. However we live an agricultural community and successful farming relies on clean groundwater. While a municipal water system will provide drinking water for rural homes, local farms and dairies will continue to rely on their own wells to successfully run their operations.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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