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Old 07-22-2006, 08:26 AM
 
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What is the deal with pollution in Wisconsin?
I have read articles that put WI as part of the 7 most polluted states.
And other artcles saying that Wi is an example for trying to clean up the pollution.
What is the real story???
Inquiring johnnybandfreak wants to know.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:58 AM
 
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Hmm... I haven't heard much about pollution in Wisconsin... the main thing I notice is the stink from the fields around here, when the farmers spread manure. Yuck!
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:18 AM
 
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Hmm... I haven't heard much about pollution in Wisconsin... the main thing I notice is the stink from the fields around here, when the farmers spread manure. Yuck!
Yuck is the right word.
Used to deal with that in VA when the field were covered with Turkey ****.
Lived in the turkey farms area of VA.
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:05 AM
 
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I lived near in an area with lots of turkey farms when I lived in MN so I can relate. The turkey stench is worse than the manure-in-the-fields I think...
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:10 PM
 
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I lived near in an area with lots of turkey farms when I lived in MN so I can relate. The turkey stench is worse than the manure-in-the-fields I think...
I know....
I have memories of those nice cool days in VA when my husband run around the house like a chicken without his head to close the windows to stop the stench from coming in.
And you have all these other critters who spray your screen doors.
AHHHHH!!!
To live close to nature.
The only critter that I deal with now is a toad (not referring to my husband).
A real one that likes to hugs the outside step.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:01 AM
 
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What is the deal with pollution in Wisconsin?
I have read articles that put WI as part of the 7 most polluted states.
And other artcles saying that Wi is an example for trying to clean up the pollution.
What is the real story???
Inquiring johnnybandfreak wants to know.
Wisconsin's water have been polluted becasue of industry waste, but there have been major efforts to clean the waters up. Another source of pollution is agricultural runoff, but that will happen wherever fertilizers and pecticideds are used. Most industrial cities in the world are severly polluted. Lake Erie was so badly polluted that it was dead, and it has been brought back.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:22 AM
 
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Wisconsin's water have been polluted becasue of industry waste, but there have been major efforts to clean the waters up. Another source of pollution is agricultural runoff, but that will happen wherever fertilizers and pecticideds are used. Most industrial cities in the world are severly polluted. Lake Erie was so badly polluted that it was dead, and it has been brought back.
You are absolutely right.
And it is good to hear that Wisconsin is trying to do something about it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:34 PM
 
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Pollution is worse in areas with manufacturing same as other states. Wisconsin is most likely in the top 7 due to paper mills and dairy farms? The stench from paper mills will drive you out! Northeastern wisconsin is one of the last clean spots in the state, meaning north of the Fox River Valley of course. But we get our share of acid rain from the Twin Cities same as the rest of the state.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:17 AM
 
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Well...
from all the articles that I have read, it seems that Wisconsin is trying to do something about the pollution.
Time is what is needed.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:43 PM
 
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Default Pollution in Wisconsin

I don't know where you read that, but let me tell you what I know from firsthand experience. I joined this forum a few months ago, looking for insight on what I hoped would be our new state. We'd heard that our East Coast state had the nation's highest percentage of asthmatic children, and we have the pharmacy bills and respiratory equipment to prove that we were on our way to becoming part of that number. We're in Wisconsin now, after many years on the East Coast. The asthma attacks that we suffered with before coming here are non-existent, and what a relief to breathe without the help of allergy/sinus medication or puffers (and to live an uncomplicated, unhurried life -- the pollution of stress cannot be downplayed)! I know that chemicals used on farms can trouble the lungs, but we haven't had any such problem. The food is so much fresher, and the air and water are so much cleaner than we're used to. Thanks to everyone who helped us make a fabulous relocation choice.
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