Citizens Concerned About Water Contamination from Old Ammo Plant

SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) — Some state lawmakers are urging Department of Natural Resources officials to help a Sauk County citizens group looking to identify potential hazardous chemicals in their drinking water.

An environmental group petitioned the DNR in July to ask the Department of Health Services to look at the human impact of groundwater contamination coming from the former Badger Ammunition plant.

The chemical DNT is breaking down into 17 separate compounds and residents want to know how many may end up in their well water, and in what quantity.

"So, it doesn't even require them to do research. I mean, they can do background looking at their databases, but we've already established that they – I think 10 of the 17 have been detected in groundwater in Sauk County," said Laura Olah of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger.

Senator John Erpenbach and representative Dave Considine sent a letter to the DNR last week urging officials there to act on the petition filed by Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger.

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