The first year Kurt Menke planted soybeans in a 22-acre field at the edge of town, he noticed something odd: His crop came up healthy but then part of it in one particular area later died.Read More »
A pair of bills meant to force schools and child-care centers to rid buildings of lead pipes and other infrastructure could see changes after concerns were aired Wednesday about how burdensome the new proposed mandate could prove for schools.Read More »
Experts, and even some regulators, say existing laws are failing to protect Wisconsin and the nation from harmful exposure to lead that leaches into drinking water from aging plumbing — a danger shown by the public-health emergency in Flint, Mich.Read More »
A bill signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday will let renovation contractors test individual walls or other building components for lead without those partial inspections triggering a requirement that they then go on and collect samples from every other surface in the structure.
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