Groundwater Quality

10:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

New Report Raises Concern about Quality of Southeastern Wisconsin's Drinking Water

"New sampling done by Clean Wisconsin as part of this study also confirms the water contamination in Yorkville Elementary School (Racine County), where coal ash was used in a construction project. " from Don't Drink the Water.
Credit Clean Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin is the state’s largest and oldest environmental organization. Today it releases “Don’t Drink the Water”. The reports explores the correlation of coal ash and water contamination.

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12:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Molybdenum in Well Water Remains a Murky Issue in Southeast Wisconsin

Barb and Clyde Perdzok didn't imagine "molybdenum" would become part of their vocabulary.

A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water.  The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount.  WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.

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