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Resource ID: #17677
Subject: Hazardous Waste
Source: Milwaukee magazine
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Date: January

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Milwaukee Magazine examines the reasons "that led the once admirable Wisconsin Energy to the biggest environmental pollution penalty in state history." The report describes how 26,000 tons of cyanide-laced waste have been uncovered "buried under Wisconsin Energy's high-tension lines in West Allis and at two other sites..." The investigation details the inside story behind the arrogant and "idiot strategy" Wisconsin Energy had followed in court. The story points out that the legal battle - currently ending with a "groundbreaking $104.5 million verdict" - may reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

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