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EPA, DNR to Release Recommendations on Groundwater Contamination in Kewaunee County PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:53

water_drinkingLUXEMBURG, WI — More than 18 months after local, state and national environmental groups petitioned EPA to take emergency action to provide safe drinking water to Kewaunee County, EPA and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a joint public meeting during which DNR’s recommendations will be released, followed by a Q&A session.

The meeting comes on the heels of the most recent round of private drinking water well testing in Kewaunee that revealed continued contamination. DNR’s recommendations are the result of a year of stakeholder meetings that included farmers, agronomists, agency staff, local land and water conservation staff, environmental groups, and Kewaunee citizens. The recommendations will shape the roadmap for state action to resolve the issue of drinking water contamination in the county.

Citizens are being encouraged to attend and bring a written statement to give to DNR and EPA, as well as any questions that they have regarding the problems in Kewaunee County and the proposed solutions.

  • What: Public Information Hearing with EPA and DNR
    • Staff will present final recommendations for remedying drinking water contamination in Kewaunee County
  • When: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6-8 pm
    • Presentations followed by an hour of Q&A.
  • Where: Kewaunee Public Fairgrounds Expo Center
    • 623 Third St., Luxemburg, WI 54217
  • Note to Editors: We anticipate there will be many citizens in attendance at this hearing, making this a great opportunity to speak directly with area residents concerned with and affected by the groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County

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