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5:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Water Contamination Concerns Multiply in Town of Jackson

There seems to be no end to the Town of Jackson's water woes.

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Health & Science
5:23 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Heat May Have Claimed Three Lives in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Health Department suspects three residents may have died from heat-related causes. The city and state were submerged in hot, humid conditions much of the week.

Investigations are underway in all three deaths to confirm the causes.

The health department continues urging people to check on those who may be trapped in a hot home, and to be aware of symptoms of heat-related illness: dizziness, fainting, headache or nausea.

Environment
5:14 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

DNR Expands Drinking Water Advisory in Jackson

More Town of Jackson residents are being told, not to drink their well water, because it's contaminated with benzene.

Last July, a gas pipeline ruptured, with the fuel seeping into the earth and groundwater. Ever since, the owner, West Shore Pipeline Company has taken water samples from both inside and outside the spill zone. The DNR then analyzes them and warns residents if theirs is tainted.

The agency has now expanded its Drinking Water Health Advisory west, to include:

-  homes in the Crosswind Farms subdivision

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Environment
10:45 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Three Bridges Create Park and Sparks of Community

Plants are just beginning to take root as Three Bridges Park opens.

After a decade of collecting buckets of public and private funding, a 24-acre park comes to life in the Menomonee Valley.

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Health & Science
10:39 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Countdown to Cooler Weather

If you can, take it easy...
Credit Susan Bence

If forecasters are correct, cooler weather should arrive in Wisconsin by Saturday. However, we can expect one more day of hot temperatures - but with a breeze.

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