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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters   
Monday, 24 June 2019 16:06

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LRB 2270 would allow dredging of sand from Lake Michigan and Superior for use on beaches as “clean” sand.


MADISON, WI - Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose LRB 2270, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

The beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior are wonderful places where families often gather to enjoy a day frolicking in the sand and having picnics. Wisconsin has long recognized the importance of preventing the use of potentially toxic materials in areas where children play like schools and playgrounds. LRB 2270 would allow dredging of sand from Lake Michigan and Superior for use on beaches as “clean” sand. Dredged sand might have contaminants below current health standards but still contain toxic pollution, which puts kids’ health at risk.

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