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Waukesha Seeks Solution to Water Crisis from Lake Michigan

The city of Waukesha has made arrangements to divert water from Lake Michigan. Waukesha’s current water source, the deep sandstone aquifer, is contaminated with radium. The problem has been worsening over the last decade and a solution had to be found to ensure the safety of the drinking water for Waukesha residents. The effects of radium contamination can lead to ... Read More »

Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Local Lakes and Labs

A leaked federal budget memo reveals that the Trump administration is considering cutting funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. This cut would affect not only the wellness of the Great Lakes but also the students who work in the water testing labs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The university’s water labs do ... Read More »