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Leachate discharge cause health alert

Video Credit: NBC 26 Wisconsin - Duration: 01:55s - Published
Leachate discharge cause health alert

Leachate discharge cause health alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Brown County Public Health officials have issued a health warning after a hazardous chemical was found to be leaking in a local creek.

OF LEDGEVIEW"..

ANDIT CONCERNS YOURHEALTH."BROWN COUNTYPUBLIC HEALTH"..ANNOUNCING A"COMMUNITY ALERT"..THIS AFTERNOON.THE ALERT COMES..BECAUSE OFDISCHARGE..

COMINGFROM "LEDGEVIEWFARMS"....THAT'S WHERE WEFIND "N-B-C 26'S "MATTJARCHOW"..

TONIGHT.HE'S LIVE..

WITHWHAT YOU NEED TOKNOW... MATT?THE FARM BEHINDME IS WHAT DNROFFICIALS SAY IS THESOURCE OF ALEACHATEDISCHARGE..WHICH ISTHE LIQUIDPRODUCED AT THEBOTTOM OF CROPSTORAGE FACILITES.NOW THOUGH..THEAREA OF FOCUS ISABOUT TWO MILESBEYOND THISFARM..DOWN ATBOWER CREEK.BROWN COUNTYHEALTH OFFICIALSSAY THEY'VE GOTTENREPORTS OFCHILDREN ANDANIMALS PLAYING INTHE WATER WHERETHE RUNOFF IS..AND OFFICIALS SAYTHE DICHARGE CANMAKE PEOPLE ANDANIMALS SICK.NOBODY HASREPORTEDSYMPTOMS YET..BUTOFFICIALS SAY THEYSOMETIMES DON'TDEVELOP FOR THREETO FOUR DAYS..SO OFFICIALS ARENOW ASKINGANYBODY WHO CAMEIN CONTACT WITH THEDISCHARGE TO WASHTHEIR HANDS..ANDAVOID HAND TOMOUTH CONTACT.RIGHT NOW THATGOES FOR PEOPLENEAR BOWERCREEK..BUT THE AREACOULD EXPAND."The wet conditions of thesileage leachate, a lot ofthe leachate has occured.That's what we've seenand residents ofLedgeview have reported,seen in the surface waterso the tributaty onMeadow Sound is atributary on MeadowCreek which then entersthe East River."DNR OFFICIALS SAYRIGHT NOW..THEREARE NO REPORTS OFDISCHARGE IN THEEAST RIVER.AND THE FOCUSRIGHT NOW FOR THEDNR IS ON CLEANUP..AN OFFICIAL THERETELLS ME THEYEXPECT TO BE DOINGTHAT FOR THE NEXTFEW DAYS..BACK HERE AT THEFARM..THE DNR SAYSTHEY'VE WORKEDWITH THE OWNER ANDHAVE STOPPED THEDISCHARGE.WE WENT TO THEDOOR OF THE FARM'SLISTED ADDRESS ANDWERE LED TO THEOWNER..HE DID NOT WANTTO GIVE ANYCOMME




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