Environmental group links ‘beneficial reuse’ of coal ash to southeastern Wisconsin well contamination
Water fountains are taped over at Yorkville Elementary School in Racine County due to high levels of the metal molybdenum. The environmental group Clean Wisconsin alleges that coal ash buried in a school construction site is partly to blame.

Water fountains are taped over at Yorkville Elementary School in Racine County due to high levels of the metal molybdenum. The environmental group Clean Wisconsin alleges that coal ash buried in a school construction site is partly to blame.

Hundreds of private wells in southeastern Wisconsin are so polluted that their owners cannot drink the water because of high levels of molybdenum. Now, an environmental advocacy group reports a link between the contaminated wells and building and road construction sites where We Energies disposed of coal ash, which contains the metal. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack