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Groups ask EPA to investigate water pollution


October 23, 2014
By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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October 23, 2014, Milwaukee, WI – Six environmental groups have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate groundwater contamination in cattle-intensive Kewaunee County in northeastern Wisconsin.

In a petition to the federal agency, the groups say Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect drinking water for county residents on two fronts: through its powers to regulate groundwater; and the agency’s oversight of large-scale cattle operations. READ MORE