As reported by the investigative reporters at Wisconsin watch.org, more and more residents throughout the state are finding that their drinking water is contaminated. The contaminants include bacteria and viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, and naturally occurring chemicals like arsenic and radium. In urban areas, particularly Milwaukee but also Madison, lead pipes are exposing children to […]
On this week’s episode of Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler discusses the contamination that affects the water residents need for every day survival. She talks with Kerry Schumann from the Wisconsin Conservation about how residents can talk to their representatives about the importance of clean water. Imagine turning on your water and having brown fetid water […]
Water is becoming the new oil, according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. In this commentary McCabe warns us about the need to protect Wisconsin’s water and the special interests he sees threatening our lakes, rivers, and streams.
For some time now, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) has followed two distinct lines of inquiry: their Failure at the Faucet series, focusing on drinking water issues around the state, and their Cruel and Unusual series, which focuses on conditions in Wisconsin prisons. In their latest story, however, these two storylines collide — […]