Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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
About 50 residents attended an informal neighborhood meeting about their wells being contaminated with chemicals like boron, benzene and molybdenum at the East Side Community Cente Wednesday night. 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 …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A spokesman for We Energies said over the past three years they have purchased eight homes near the plant's main entrance. A number are now up for sale and at least one has been bought up by We Energies.
Officials with We Energies have been buying property along County Line Road near the Oak Creek Power Plant. Brian Manthey, a spokesman for We Energies, said they have purchased eight homes around the plant near the main entrance and surrounding area since 2009. A number of properties in the immediate area have elevated levels of molybdenum, according to a story published in 2010 in the Journal Times. High levels of molybdenum, a naturally occurring metal and also a byproduct of coal combustion, in private wells near the We Energies Oak Creek power plant has left several nearby residents dependent on bottled water for more than a year. That was two years ago, but Manthey said the decision to buy the properties didn’t have anything to do …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Driver and two passengers cited for trespassing.
A vehicle smashed through the main gate at the We Energies power plant Friday night. According to an Oak Creek police report, the vehicle drove around on We Energies' property, near the corner of Chicago and Elm roads, about 9:25 p.m. Authorities had the vehicle trapped after the Caledonia Police Department was called to block the south entrance. After police stopped the car, the driver told an officer he was lost and did not see the gate arm down, according to the report. He was cited for trespassing and criminal damage to property. Two passengers in the car were also cited for trespassing.