Wednesday , 25 April 2018

March 21, 2018 E-News

EPA objects to Aquila mine on Michigan border:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally objected to a Canadian company’s plans for a controversial mine along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, saying the company hasn’t demonstrated that public waters would be protected from pollution.  http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/epa-objects-to-aquila-mine-on-michigan-border/article_d8ed0780-af9f-5111-a55b-1155ecc932f9.html#utm_source=host.madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=E255C8FC007FC062DAFC5D3E44F1A9223B095B5B

Dane County ready to help municipalities do clean water projects:  Keeping garbage and pollutants out of Dane County waterways has been a goal of county government for over a decade, and there’s funding available for local communities wanting to help the effort.  http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/dane-county-ready-to-help-municipalities-do-clean-water-projects/article_635458a6-027f-5a9b-922e-7d38409ab707.html

Canadian scientists measure artificial sweeteners to track wastewater pathways:  We often “flush it and forget it” when it comes to waste from toilets and sinks. However, it’s important to be able to track this wastewater to ensure it doesn’t end up in unwanted places. A group of Canadian scientists has found an unlikely solution.  http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2018/03/canadian-scientists-measure-artificial-sweeteners-track-wastewater-pathways.html

Environmental groups challenge Wisconsin DNR settlement:  Several environmental groups are challenging a settlement between the state Department of Natural Resources and the Dairy Business Association over rules regarding concentrated animal feeding operations.  http://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/environmental-groups-challenge-wisconsin-dnr-settlement/article_f35a7c16-29d4-5176-a0d0-ef92af698a9e.html

Documentary on Kewaunee County drinking water to be screened in Green Bay:  A documentary short about the drinking water in Kewaunee County leads this year’s lineup of environmental films at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Green Bay.  https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/search/water/

We are packed and ready to go!  The WRWA 30th Annual Technical Conference.  Are you ready for the best water and wastewater training in the State?  Register today at wrwa.org and we’ll see you there.

Quote:  “Water is the only drink for a wise man.”  Henry David Thoreau

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