Tuesday , 27 September 2016

DNR TO SET POLLUTION MARKS FOR MILWAUKEE RIVER BASIN

Wisconsin regulators are embarking on the biggest water pollution program for the Milwaukee River basin since construction of the deep tunnel system. The Department of Natural Resources is releasing preliminary figures Thursday on the reductions Milwaukee and other communities will have to meet for key pollutants flowing into the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers in the coming years. Much of the emphasis will be on polluted water that washes from the land in the form of leaves and grass, bits of debris, fertilizer, cattle manure — even pet waste. Known as “non-point” pollution, it is Milwaukee’s most serious water pollution problem, despite billions of dollars spent in recent decades on cleaning up the basin. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/dnr-to-set-pollution-marks-for-milwaukee-river-basin-b99765319z1-387710541.html

 

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