- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s finalizing a plan to supply water to some residents of Kewaunee County of northeastern Wisconsin, where manure from large dairy farms is being blamed for contaminated wells.

Robert Kaplan, acting regional administrator for the EPA, told residents at a meeting organized by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin this past week that his agency will announce a plan within the next month to supply residents who have tainted wells.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2blxSF3 ) that farming practices have been a source of friction in many areas of Wisconsin. The issue has been especially visible in Kewaunee County, which has longstanding groundwater problems, a large cattle population, and fractured bedrock that allows manure, waste from septic systems and other pollutants to trickle more quickly into aquifers.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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