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Wisconsin DNR offers bottled water for contaminated wells


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making emergency bottled water available when private wells in rural parts of the state are contaminated by livestock manure, responding to concerns raised by environmental groups and others in the wake of a spike in problems in recent years.

Environmental groups that have clashed with the DNR over its response to contaminated wells, especially in northeastern Wisconsin where there are a lot of large cattle operations, praised the department Tuesday for taking action to start the program. The department quietly updated...

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