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Sep 1, 2023

EPA proposes tougher rules on lead dust

If finalized, the rule would require more thorough abatement and cleaning at lead-tainted homes and child care facilities.

Jan 23, 2020

Bill aims to rid schools of lead contamination

A bill that would compel Wisconsin school districts to find and remove lead contamination earned approval from a state Senate committee on Wednesday.

Jan 21, 2020

Senate OKs lead tests for child-care providers, camps (UPDATE)

All day care centers, child care providers and children's camps would have to test their water for lead under a bill the state Senate is scheduled to take up Tuesday.

Oct 28, 2019

UW scientists map areas of historic lead, zinc contamination

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.

Oct 1, 2019

Bills to force lead out of schools, child-care centers, draw scrutiny

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.

Jul 29, 2019

Evers adds new position to deal with lead in water

ov. Tony Evers has set up a new position in state government to coordinate the state's efforts to curtail the presence of lead in drinking water.

Jun 26, 2019

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

Michigan officials on Wednesday began informing the public of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking-water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint's troubles.

Jan 15, 2018

Milwaukee health commissioner resigns over lead test issue

Milwaukee's health commissioner has resigned after his department failed to follow up and provide services to families of children who tested positive for lead.

Mar 12, 2017

6 Madison schools test positive for lead in drinking water

Madison School District officials say drinking fountains at six schools have lead levels higher than the national standard.

Jan 17, 2017

Superior workers test positive for lead (UPDATE)

Health officials say more than 200 workers tested for lead exposure at a Superior shipyard had elevated levels of lead in their blood.

Apr 14, 2016

Drinking problem: Water tainted with lead, copper at two state prisons

Some inmates, staff and visitors at two Wisconsin state prisons say the water there is unsafe to use because of lead and copper contamination.

Feb 2, 2016

Lead pipes, antiquated law threaten state’s drinking water quality

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.


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