"Great Lakes Water Diversion Praised and Blasted"

"A Great Lakes water diversion to replace a Wisconsin city’s radium-contaminated wells has been both hailed as a responsible application of new water use regulations and blasted as unwarranted and precipitous.

New Berlin is the first city with residents outside of the Great Lakes basin to receive water under the Great Lakes Compact, a federal agreement approved by bordering states and ratified by Congress in 2008.

The diversion was approved Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources."

Sarah Coefield reports for the Great Lakes Echo May 22, 2009.

Source: Great Lakes Echo, 05/25/2009