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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


A look at some of the big takeaways from the release of the redacted Mueller report. Also, on our Friday rundown: Iowa recovers from devastating floods and prepares for more. And, scallopers urged to minimize the threat to seagrass.

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Public News Service - WI: Toxics

MADISON, Wis. - The cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin is a project that continues even after 25 years, following a long battle with paper companies that dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the river beginning in the 1950s. A new report from the American

Madison, WI - The high cost of oil and natural gas has led to more outdoor wood-burning boilers popping up across Wisconsin. State health officials are urging people electing to use the devices to be sure to properly install and locate their boilers to avoid smoking out the neighborhood. Bill Otto

Washington, D.C. - After President Bush returns from the Beijing Olympics and celebrating warm United States/China relations, he's expected to turn his attention to the fact that China also has been the source of thousands of toxic toys that occupy shelves across the country. The president is likely

Washington D.C. – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing tighter rules on airborne lead pollution for Wisconsin and the rest of the nation. However, the agency’s independent scientific advisory panel has urged adoption of significantly higher standards. The regula

Cuba City, WI – It's an organic "field day" for Wisconsin farmers. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service is inviting those interested in making the switch to organic production to visit Keith Wilson's Cuba City farm tomorrow. Wilson says when he first started farming and plan

Madison, WI – A proposed Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rule aims to cut mercury emissions from power plants in the state, but critics say it doesn't go far enough. The plan would require large power plants to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent by the year 2015. Jennifer Feyerh

Madison, WI – Preparing for this weekend's holiday shopping will require some extra homework because of the millions of toys recalled over safety issues. Astute Wisconsin shoppers will notice that many of those recalled toys are still featured in advertising, since the ad campaigns were design

Wisconsin is home to one of the "Filthy Five" - and cleaning it up could put a big dent in the state's mercury pollution. A new report identifies a Wisconsin chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant the number one source of airbor

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