We are interested in reports on the effects of coal and coal dust on human health. In the near future we will provide a way for you to contribute suggestions and links to useful articles.
Read the DNR’s response to public comments submitted as part of the Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System permitting process.
Warranting concern, a variety of toxic heavy metals exceeding Wisconsin’s public health standards were found in local water samples, including high levels of manganese and boron. These are possible indicators of coal ash contamination.
The DNR responded to our request for follow up on our water test results, and other issues at the South Oak Creek plant.