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Study looks at private wells in Iron County


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MERCER, Wis. — A groundwater study of 11 Northwest Wisconsin counties looked at naturally-occurring minerals and raises awareness on the importance of testing unregulated wells.

“It’s important to focus on northwest Wisconsin because there has not been a lot of focus here,” said Kelsey Prihoda, researcher and Great Waters Research Collaborative program manager for the Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public wells and water systems, and states can also enfor...

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