Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Protect our citizens, Scott Walker? Safe drinking water is a good place to start.

As reported in Scott Walker, GOP lawmakers say Wisconsin won't accept Syrian refugees.  (Madison.com, 11/16/2015)

The numbers:  Water concerns as raised in Nitrates in water widespread, current rules no match.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 11/15/2015)
  • Nitrate levels at an unsafe level in an estimated 94,000 Wisconsin households (4% of total households)
  • 1 in 5 wells in agricultural areas are unsafe for drinking
  • 57 violations of health-based standards for nitrate in 2014 in public water system
  • 31 percent of private well samples in Spring Green area had nitrate levels above health standard.
  • 90 percent of nitrate inputs into groundwater come from artificial fertilizers and manure from agriculture operations

Growth of so-called factory farms, or CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations.

Related posts:
While Wisconsin residents demand safe drinking water, Sen. Vukmir and Rep. Kooyenga propose Iran business sanctions.  (11/16/2015)
Dear Kewaunee County, You voted for him, now you're paying the consequences.  (11/15/2015)
Wisconsin is open for business -- BIG business.  (11/14/2015)
Scott Walker telegraphs that Wisconsin DNR will likely ignore UW, USDA and other findings.  (11/14/2015)
September 2015 UPDATE: On June 6, 2014, employees of Michael, Best & Friedrich donated $28,046.81 to Scott Walker and $500 to Mary Burke.  (9/17/2015)
Kewaunee County's CAFO concentration.  (10/23/2014)

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