"The Army plans to disband and reorganize a citizen advisory board critical of its environmental cleanup efforts at Badger Army Ammunition Plan, " reports Jeremiah tucker of the Wisconsin State Journal. According to the Army this is in response to a survey of citizens in the affected area. But Laura Olah, executive director for Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB), and current board member says that “the firm who did the survey is the same firm the Army hired to promote municipal water, and we were a board that did not actively support municipal water. We were taking a position contrary to what this contractor’s main job was.” The board's concern was that following implementation of the municipal water system the Army would end groundwater clean-up efforts. Read the entire story here.
UPDATE: Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) has submitted a formal request to U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senator Herb Kohl asking for an independent U.S. Government Accountability Office review of Department of Defense compliance with federal rules that allow communities and workers to participate in decisions that affect public health and the environment. A complete copy of CSWAB’s letter to Senator Kohl and Congresswoman Baldwin is available online here.