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DNR calls for more testing near Badger

Unsafe levels detected in residential well, contaminant plume is expanding

 

May 23, 2019



The detection of unsafe levels of explosives in a rural drinking water well near the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant has prompted State regulators to call for quick action to address expanding groundwater contamination caused by the U.S. Army.

The May 15 letter from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) directs the Army to increase the frequency of private wells testing in the Weigand’s Bay area in the Town of Merrimac and install additional monitoring wells to define the extent a groundwater contaminant plume that has moved beyond the plant boundary.

“With the appare...



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