Current Issues

Groundwater Meeting Follow-up, Maps and More

On July 26, U.S. Army representatives affirmed that the military will not build the proposed public water system for Sauk County residents who live near the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Pentagon officials took questions from more than 80 people at the Sauk...

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CSWAB Groundwater Conditions Update

In April 2017, the Army at Badger Army Ammunition Plant tested 115 groundwater monitoring wells and two residential wells. This was a semi-annual sampling event.  Following is a summary of key findings reported by the Army. Tested monitoring wells are associated with...

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CSWAB Efforts Lead to Better Testing at Badger

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is requiring the Army to analyze drinking water and groundwater at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant for contaminants resulting from the breakdown of explosives in the environment. Toxicologists with the...

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Communities Press EPA to Regulate Vapor Intrusion

CSWAB joined dozens of organizations and activists including Erin Brokovich in co-signing a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week, urging him to allow rulemaking on vapor intrusion to move forward. Vapor intrusion is the migration of toxic vapors from the...

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CSWAB Team Counts 68 Bird Species at Badger!

On May 6, our day started searching around the Weigand's Point area on Lake Wisconsin.The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area includes land on Lake Wisconsin formerly used as a pumping station for process water. We were fortunate enough to see American White Pelicans...

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VIDEO: The True Cost of Burning Military Munitions

  NEW VIDEO - Toxic pollutants are released when munitions are open burned, open detonated or incinerated. These toxic emissions endanger public health by contaminating air, groundwater and soils near open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) operations.  Military...

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World Water DAY of Action – March 22, 2017

  When cleanup of groundwater contamination has degraded to literally doing nothing, it’s time for all of us to do something.  At toxic cleanup sites across the country, environmental agencies have allowed groundwater contamination to go untreated —a strategy...

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CSWAB Newsletter Spring 2017

New Fact Sheet on Federal Facilities with High Explosives Contamination As part of the Cease Fire Campaign, CSWAB has researched and published a New Fact Sheet on federal facilities with RDX contamination. RDX is a toxic and carcinogenic explosive compound found in...

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Army Update on Proposed Water System

The U.S. Army's January 17, 2017  letter concerning a possible drinking water system near the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant is posted here. Badger AAP re Drinking Water System 17 January 2017    ...

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Send Your Valentine for Babies’ Hearts!

WANT TO DO SOMETHING FUN AND EMPOWERING? EPA will be holding a public meeting on Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day) to receive input on its efforts to establish the scope of risk evaluations for 10 toxic chemicals including the solvents TCE and PCE.  This is a great...

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