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2008-10-02 15:00:30

By DON BEHM Oak Creek officials want to jump-start development of 255 acres of open space on the city's south side by acquiring the property early next year from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District at a cost of $7 million, city attorney Lawrence Haskin said. MMSD amassed the property in 1986 for a proposed sewage sludge landfill that was never built, and the district has rented most of the land to farmers since that time. Private developers have approached the city about future...

2008-09-30 00:00:18

By Sean Ryan The Kinnickinnic River is too shallow for barges, so contractors stabilizing the stream bank must tiptoe around trees when carving paths to access the work sites. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District mapped out the terrain and marked all trees with a trunk of 4 inches or more in diameter. Jullane Jackson, president of lead contractor DLH Construction and Trucking Co. Inc, Cedarburg, has walked the grounds twice and will do it again with Milwaukee County Parks...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Sean Ryan Unless something unexpected crops up, New Berlin's application to buy Lake Michigan water should gain state approval. "I'm certainly not aware of any new problematic issues," said Todd Ambs, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division administrator. "But we'll do what they call our due diligence." The DNR last year reviewed a preliminary application about New Berlin's plan to buy an additional 3.6 million gallons of water from Milwaukee a day and found no...

2008-07-29 15:01:02

By DON BEHM Workers in protective gear used a bucket and pump Monday to remove an estimated 100 gallons of thick, dark-colored liquid contaminated with toxic chemicals from a sump outside the former Milwaukee Die Casting Co. at 4132 N. Holton St. The liquid poured like molasses into special plastic drums that will be shipped to a disposal facility in another state. Contractors for building owners Theresa and George Slyman are under a Friday deadline to empty the sump and plug two...

2008-06-23 00:00:11

By The Associated Press Fake FEMA officials reported VIROQUA, Wis. - Vernon County officials say people are posing as fake representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In a news release, county Emergency Management officials say there is a report of people trying to enter homes to evaluate damages. Vernon County is one of 20 counties declared federal disaster areas after severe flooding. Officials are telling residents that if anyone shows up posing as a FEMA...

2008-06-20 03:00:00

By Lee Bergquist and Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 20--Rains and widespread flooding earlier this month prompted 161 Wisconsin communities to discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The onslaught of water also washed untold quantities of manure, fertilizer, fuel, chemicals and other pollutants into streams and lakes. The total volume of sewer overflows is not yet known, but large-scale...


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