Tag: radium

Great diversion: City of Waukesha looks to receive Lake Michigan water

WAUKESHA, Wisc. – The city of Waukesha has a radium problem, and it’s looking to Lake Michigan for a solution. Although talks of drawing water from nearby Lake Michigan began in 2002, Waukesha has struggled with radium contamination since the late 1970s when the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the acceptable limit for radium in public […]

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‘Heart of Texas’ struggles to overcome radium contamination in water

BRADY, Texas – Tony Groves cannot get clean drinking water for his city. Brady, a historic city proudly known as the “heart of Texas,” has the second-most contamination violations in the country from the radium that has seeped into its drinking water for decades, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And this tiny, rural community […]

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