Monday, March 25, 2013
The DNR will hold another public meeting on molybdenum as it continues reaching out to private well owners in southeastern Wisconsin.
The state Department of Natural Resources will host another public information meeting on molybdenum April 11 in Franklin. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the community room of Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road. It's another in a series of open house-style meetings the DNR is holding to educate residents on molybdenum, how to test for it and how to treat their wells. High levels of molybdenum have been found in many private wells throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The DNR has advised private well owners to have their water tested for molybdenum. This does not apply to residents on Oak Creek's municipal water supply. Molybdenum is a naturally occurring element in the earth's crust and in water in low levels, but it's also a …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The state Department of Natural Resources continues to collect data on high levels of molybdenum found in many private wells across southeastern Wisconsin.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Residents whose wells may be contaminated by molybdenum can get information from the state Department of Natural Resources
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The DNR found high levels of molybdenum in private wells and is advising private well owners to have their water tested.
On the heels of news that high levels of molybdenum were found in private wells in the Oak Creek area, the city's health department is offering free molybdenum water test kits. The kits are available through Feb. 28 to Oak Creek residents who use a private well as their primary source of drinking water. The health department is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave. The state Department of Natural Resources has advised private well owners in southeastern Wisconsin to have their water tested for molybdenum. This does not apply to residents on Oak Creek's municipal water supply. Molybdenum is a naturally occurring element in the earth's crust and in water in low levels, but it's also a byproduct…
Friday, January 25, 2013
DNR officials urge private well owners in Caledonia, Oak Creek, Franklin, Muskego, Raymond and Norway to test their wells after finding high levels of molybdenum during a recent study of area groundwater.
High levels of molybdenum were found in homes in Caledonia and Oak Creek near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant several years ago, but now more wells have been identified, a DNR official said. The DNR recently tested for molybdenum in 153 private wells in Franklin, Muskego, Norway and Raymond and found high levels of the element in 44 of the wells in those areas too. A well at Raymond School tested at 101 micrograms per liter while the state groundwater standard is 40, according to a story in the Journal Sentinel and the DNR report. Eric Nitschke, director of the southeast region of the DNR in Milwaukee, said the big takeaway from the DNR’s report is that more private well owners need to test their water and the DNR needs more data to …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For years, a number of Caledonia and Oak Creek residents living near the We Energies Oak Creek plant have received water from the energy company because the area has high levels of chemicals. They plan to petition the Village to bring municipal water to t
About 50 residents attended an informal neighborhood meeting about their wells being contaminated with chemicals like boron, benzene and molybdenum at the East Side Community Cente Wednesday night. Mostly the meeting focused on how residents could use reverse osmosis to treat their drinking water. But the group also discussed the status of several isotope testing studies currently being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and what steps they planned to take to remedy the situation. Caledonia and Oak Creek residents living near the We Energies coal plant have been receiving water from the energy company since 2009 because the area has had high levels of chemicals for years and a ground water study was due from the …