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Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals dumped into Wisconsin lakes

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- A new report released Thursday says millions of pounds of toxic chemicals are being dumped into Wisconsin waterways.

That's according to a new Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center report.

It says industrial facilities dumped 2.8 million pounds of toxic chemicals in the water in 2012.

Officials say the first step to stop this is to restore clean water act protections to all our waterways.

Ben Knuth with the Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center says, "The future of our lakes like Lake Monona hang in the balance, Wisconsin waterways shouldn't be polluted and wasted on future generations if you want our lakes clean, we need to act now, and we need to restore clean water act protections today. "

Officials with the environmental group say they are working with farmers, small businesses, and thousands of Wisconsinites to make sure their voices for clean water are heard in Washington, D.C..




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