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15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors (access required)

Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff for its panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon.  But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below. 

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Chemical spill site in NW Wisconsin gets $1.4 million in federal infrastructure funding

After many years, the cleanup of toxic chemicals in a little town in northern Wisconsin can finally continue. As part of President Joe Biden’s 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $3.5 billion was allotted for the cleanup of backlogged contamination sites. In the first wave of funding, a site in Daniels, Wisconsin — an unincorporated town near the Minnesota border — was chosen to receive financial support, the Environmental Protection Agency announced in December.

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