REBECCA KRUTH, Michigan Radio

Representatives from the Great Lakes and Canada met last week to consider a Wisconsin city’s request to pump water from Lake Michigan.

The groundwater in Waukesha is contaminated with radium, so the city wants to draw about 10 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan daily.

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body came up with a tentative plan that would reduce the number of communities in a future water service area.

Peter Annin with the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College says right now, it looks likely Waukesha will get “some kind of approval.” Read the full story.


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