'Strict' pesticide rules fail to erase threat to Wisconsin's drinking water
 Jacob Reeves, pictured at home in Stoughton, was diagnosed in 2014 with juvenile dermatomyositis — a rare disease that his mother Dawn attributes to the high level of atrazine found in their well water. "I only cried once," Dawn Reeves said, "when they said he might not walk again." Coburn Dukehart/WCIJ

Jacob Reeves, pictured at home in Stoughton, was diagnosed in 2014 with juvenile dermatomyositis — a rare disease that his mother Dawn attributes to the high level of atrazine found in their well water. "I only cried once," Dawn Reeves said, "when they said he might not walk again." Coburn Dukehart/WCIJ

In 2014, Doug and Dawn Reeves discovered the well supplying water to their home in rural Stoughton was contaminated with atrazine, despite the fact that they live in an area where use of the pesticide has been banned for 20 years. | Read more ...

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