Residents With Water Contamination Plan To Pressure Village
For years, a number of Caledonia and Oak Creek residents living near the We Energies Oak Creek plant have received water from the energy company because the area has high levels of chemicals. They plan to petition the Village to bring municipal water to t
Mostly the meeting focused on how residents could use reverse osmosis to treat their drinking water. But the group also discussed the status of several isotope testing studies currently being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and what steps they planned to take to remedy the situation.
Caledonia and Oak Creek residents living near the We Energies coal plant have been receiving water from the energy company since 2009 because the area has had high levels of chemicals for years and a ground water study was due from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
At the meeting, residents discussed:
- That the DNR will likely complete the Isotope studies in early 2013.
- That an agreement made in 1988 between Caledonia and We Energies allowed for the Village to establish a monitoring committee, which had not been formally established by the Village.
- That the group would petition the Village of Caledonia and the City of Oak Creek to bring municipal water to the residents.
We reported live from the meeting. However, we'll have a more complete story on Tuesday.