Current Issues

New Groundwater Results for Badger Ammo

CSWAB has published a new map summarizing recent groundwater test results for the Badger Army Ammunition Plant area. As part of the September 2017 round of tests, the Army sampled 127 monitoring wells for solvents and the explosive dinitrotoluene (DNT). These wells...

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Toxic Compound Highest in Groundwater at Fort McCoy

CSWAB petitioned the Wisconsin DNR today to develop drinking water Health Advisory Levels for toxic compounds that have been detected in groundwater at U.S. Army Reserve Fort McCoy and other Wisconsin sites that used industrial fire-fighting foams. The petition is the...

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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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