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June 20, 2018 E-News

Storms wash out roads in northern Wisconsin:  Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest.

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis:  Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha had hard evidence that thousands of people in Flint had been exposed to toxic lead in their drinking water. The pediatrician and public health expert figured city and state officials would share her shock and join her in alerting residents.  They did not.

New evidence of groundwater pollution turning up near Lake Michigan at Tyco plant in Marinette:  New groundwater contamination has been found near Lake Michigan in northeastern Wisconsin, involving a group of chemicals that is raising concerns nationally about their effects on human health.

Officials warn of high nitrate levels in drinking wells around Armenia:  High nitrate levels in private wells in Juneau and Wood counties have caused health departments to issue a warning.

Some Milwaukee residents to get free state-of-the-art garden boxes to help prevent combined sewer overflows:  Milwaukee homeowner Aaron Pierce says he can no longer be blamed for contributing to overflows of combined sanitary and storm sewers in the city.

Quote:  “Remember: When Disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed.”-Steven Cyros

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