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Jun 19, 2010

Wis. officials propose phosphorus limits for waters 

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers would face phosphorus run-off limits for the first time and wastewater treatment plants would have to follow tighter […]

Jun 17, 2010

Feds announce Mississippi River projects

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials say they’ll help pay for 75 conservation projects within the Mississippi River basin. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will provide $30 […]

May 14, 2010

Pollution standards could pinch businesses

By Sean Ryan Utilities and businesses are claiming the state is digging too deeply into their wallets to prevent polluted water from entering lakes and streams. The Wisconsin Natural Resources […]

May 3, 2010

Grant to reduce algae pollution in Yahara Chain of Lakes

A $75,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation will be used by Dane County to reduce algae-growing phosphorus from farm fields that run into the Yahara Chain of Lakes. County […]

Apr 16, 2010

3 more hearings set on new pollution rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State environmental officials will hold three more public hearings this month on new phosphorus limits in Wisconsin waters. The state Department of Natural Resources currently restricts […]

Apr 14, 2010

Utilities want to avoid phosphorus costs

Wastewater utilities facing tougher state phosphorus standards are offering to contribute to street or agricultural runoff projects in a bid to avoid costly plant upgrades.

Mar 16, 2010

Board approves hearings for phosphorus rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Natural Resources Board has approved public hearings on new phosphorus limits in Wisconsin waters. Biologists believe phosphorus and other nutrients from fertilizer and manure […]

Mar 15, 2010

Wis. board examines limits on phosphorus pollution (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin residents may soon pay more to flush the toilet but enjoy cleaner lakes, rivers and streams under a plan […]


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