|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:15:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WATER: "Failure at the faucet: Costs, water pollution remain at closed Badger Army Ammunition Plant" (WI)|
Failure at the faucet: Costs, water pollution remain at closed Badger Army Ammunition Plant By KATHI MATTHEWS-RISLEY, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Cap Times (WI) November 22, 2015 SAUK CITY - Mary Jane Koch stopped drinking the water in her home 11 years ago, shortly after an industrial compound turned up in the well supplying drinking water to her home. The source of the contamination: the now-closed Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Badger was a military installation built in 1942 on more than 7,000 acres near Baraboo. The plant was owned and operated by the U.S. government to produce smokeless gunpowder for rockets, cannons and small arms used in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. It operated on and off for 33 years. During its operation, the plant pumped excess chemicals and millions of gallons of wastewater into Lake Wisconsin and burned toxic substances in large pits on the site, leaving the soil, surface and groundwater contaminated with a dangerous stew of chemicals, including some known or likely to cause cancer. ... For the entire article, see http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/failure-at-the-faucet-costs-water-pollution-remain-at-closed/article_72eaa02a-37b4-503f-888f-a267b2ac505d.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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