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Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

CSWAB mobilizes and empowers rural communities near Wisconsin's Badger Army Ammunition Plant in support of a sustainable future that will protect and restore the integrity of soil, water, air, and biological diversity. We believe that the public must hold all chemical industry, including the U.S. military accountable for the environmental damage they have caused.
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E12629 Weigand's Bay South
Merrimac, , WI 53561
Contact Person: Laura Olah
Phone: 608-643-3124
E-Mail: info@cswab.org
Website: http://www.cswab.org

Detailed Information:
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) began as a "kitchen table" organization in 1990 when rural neighbors discovered their drinking water wells were polluted with high levels of carcinogenic solvents. Carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene, and chloroform were detected in the water supplies of three farm families at levels 15 times the safe standard. Toxins resulting from 50 years of weapons manufacturing from the nearby Badger Army Ammunition Plant had moved undetected through the groundwater, poisoning drinking water wells more than a mile away.

In addition to its local work, CSWAB networks with communities here and abroad that are threatened by the legacy of military toxins in their environment. Our goal is to ensure a healthy sustainable future for our children and the earth by reducing risks to human health and natural systems, strengthening community-based work for environmental justice, and creating opportunities for the public to have a voice in the debate around protection of human health and the environment.

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