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State Legislators Ask DNR to Act on CSWAB Petition

State Representative Dave Considine and State Senator Jon Erpenbach have submitted a formal inquiry to the Wisconsin DNR asking for a response to a citizen petition concerning degradation products of Dinitrotoluene (DNT), an explosive used in manufacturing at the former … Continue reading

Monitoring Well Installation Badger 2015

Public Meeting on Groundwater Quality near Badger

The U.S. Army is hosting a public informational meeting on groundwater quality at Badger Army Ammunition Plant on Tuesday November 17 beginning at 6 pm in the Sauk Library basement. The Army has installed 11 new groundwater monitoring wells near … Continue reading


Groups Want Conservation Prioritized at Badger

A broad coalition of 26 conservation, hunting, social justice and environmental organizations has issued a joint letter to the Wisconsin DNR urging the agency to prioritize conservation and nature-based recreation in its pending land use plan for the Sauk Prairie … Continue reading


EPA Asked About PCBs and Asbestos Testing at Holston Ammo Plant

CSWAB has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine if contaminants discovered  at the former Badger munitions site in Wisconsin could also be present at Tennessee’s Holston Army Ammunition Plant near Kingsport. In a July 20 letter to … Continue reading


CSWAB Petitions WDNR for Guidance on Explosives in Drinking Water

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) petitioned the Wisconsin DNR today to establish drinking water Health Advisory Levels for 17 break-down products of the explosive compound Dinitrotoluene (DNT). Classified by EPA as a probable human carcinogen, DNT has affected … Continue reading


No Open Burn at Camp Minden

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Louisiana Military Department’s recommendation to use a type of incinerator (Contained Burn System) to dispose of 15 million pounds of M6 propellant and 320,000 pounds of Clean Burning Igniter at Camp Minden. … Continue reading


Army Apologizes to Troops Exposed to US-Designed Chemical Weapons in Iraq

After it was reported that more than 600 service members suffered from chemical exposure in Iraq, the undersecretary of the Army issued an apology this week. The scandal goes deeper with its lack of proper medical treatment for these service … Continue reading


CSWAB Responds to New Groundwater Data

Recently-released test results reveal that old hazardous waste disposal sites inside Badger Army Ammunition Plant are continuing to impact groundwater, prompting area residents to ask for a more proactive approach to cleanup and improved public outreach. Citizens for Safe Water … Continue reading


CSWAB Organizes National Opposition to Munitions Burn

A broad coalition of 71 social and environmental justice organizations from across the U.S. is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the proposed open air burning of 15 million pounds of abandoned M6 propellants at Camp Minden, … Continue reading


Baldwin Gains Land Transfer to Ho-Chunk Nation

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced today that a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act will transfer 1,553 acres of former Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands to the Ho-Chunk Nation for prairie and grazing. The bill was passed by the … Continue reading