|Bayfield County, Wisconsin - Proposed|
site of new CAFO that would vector millions
of tons of liquid cow manure into Lake Superior
Corporate 'CAFO' entities have largely replaced the small family farm in America's Dairyland with catastrophic consequences.
Pathogens in millions of tons of liquid cow manure annually are being vectored into Wisconsin rivers, lakes and aquifers and the solution by the Scott Walker administration and his Big Ag campaign funders is to accelerate the destruction.
Wisconsin is approaching the point where swimming in rivers and lakes will become an exercise in risking your very health as the carrying capacities of liquid cow manure in major geologic regions in central and eastern Wisconsin have been exceeded with severe contamination of drinking water.
The abandonment of beaches on Lake Michigan in the summer is now common in northeastern Wisconsin as Ecoli and other pathogens make the tourism and recreation industry of Wisconsin imperiled and health concerns from the water in Kewaunee County has become so bad that a full one of three tested water wells are too contaminated to draw safe drinking water and parents have to use bottled water for such simple family concerns as washing out a child's scrape or minor cut.
This week the news is more alarming as Scott Walker has rewarded his campaign special interests by firing the eminent George Kraft, Professor of Water Resources and Director of the Center for Watershed Science and Education at UW-Stephens Point from the Wisconsin Groundwater Coordinating Council, and replaced Dr. Kraft with Stephen Diercks, a Big Ag honcho, a special interest that rewarded Walker with $Millions. (The Political Environment)
Last month comes news that a CAFO is planned in Bayfield County (Town of Eileen) in Wisconsin's most northern county that juts out into Lake Superior (Mullen, The Daily Press), the massive Great Lake that will absorb much of the liquid cow manure discharge with predictably tragic consequences.
Educational and clean water groups are mobilizing and establishing allies with other clean water activists as the political conspiracy of silence is leading to the great waters of Wisconsin becoming dangerous and polluted as Big Ag pockets the money in exchange for the health of our grandchildren's clean and safe water and the bagging of money via Big Ag by Wisconsin politicians led by Scott Walker as he sounds off about running for president.