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Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby jman111 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:38 pm

radon
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby Dangerousman » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:03 pm

jman111 wrote:radon


Seriously? In water? I'd rather cope with Rodan, than radon.

Not exactly the water you'd want to use to mix the baby formula, is it?

I blame PETA. For Rodan.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:54 pm

Let's pipe in the drainwater from the mine the fine People of Waukesha have helped force upon our state. They can have all the water they want, but it comes from Penoke Hills.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby rabble » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:59 pm

jman111 wrote:radon

Radium. It's a nitpick since I think both of them occur naturally which is what's happening with Waukesha.

In any event I was operating on the assumption that they polluted that water themselves but their only mistake was drilling wells through radium-emitting rock. It's not a case of self-pollution, it's population expanding past sustainability. If they hadn't dug those deep wells they'd still be fine.

I still don't think they should get the lake water, though.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby jman111 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:01 pm

Dangerousman wrote:Not exactly the water you'd want to use to mix the baby formula, is it?
Well (pun intended), you get some nasty stuff when you drawdown deep wells. There's no good solution for Waukesha, as I understand it. The aquifer from which they are currently drawing has dropped 500-600 ft in the last century- it doesn't recharge efficiently because of the shale cap in that area.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby jman111 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:03 pm

It's my understanding that both are an issue.
Radon from the aquifer, as well as that resulting from radium decay.

But I could surely be mistaken.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:45 pm

rabble wrote:In any event I was operating on the assumption that they polluted that water themselves but their only mistake was drilling wells through radium-emitting rock. It's not a case of self-pollution, it's population expanding past sustainability. If they hadn't dug those deep wells they'd still be fine.

I still don't think they should get the lake water, though.


It's still mostly their own fault. As Wack Wack mentioned the unsustainable growth is a product of white flight from Milwaukee. There's plenty of room in Milwaukee if they want clean(ish) water.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby david cohen » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:10 pm

They say you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip. I guess you can't squeeze water out of Waukesha.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby gozer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:18 pm

a teeny itsy bitsy bit of radium is actually good for u. i'd take a few extra µsv of ionising radiation over drinking shit any day of the week.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby gozer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:22 pm



i remember the ordovician . . . those were the days. all of us kids in the neighbourhood would go down to the ocean and fish for trilobites.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby fennel » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:16 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:There's plenty of room in Milwaukee if they want clean(ish) water.
Good point. And I wonder if Milwaukee could sell their city water to Waukeeeeesha. At $30 per 1000 gallons, it might provide some margin for the reinvestment
that some burbs have shirked.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby gargantua » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:21 pm

Waukesha can kiss my ass. And still not get any water. Those Walker-voting sonsabitches can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. Don't like it Waukesha? Move! I'm sure you'll fit right in in the deep South, you poor, privileged bastards.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:29 pm

fennel wrote:
Francis Di Domizio wrote:There's plenty of room in Milwaukee if they want clean(ish) water.
Good point. And I wonder if Milwaukee could sell their city water to Waukeeeeesha. At $30 per 1000 gallons, it might provide some margin for the reinvestment
that some burbs have shirked.


Milwaukee water is Lake Michigan water. That's what Waukesha originally wanted to buy before Barrett told em to bugger off, and they started asking other cities who have a right to Lake Michigan water.

Even if they find a willing seller though they need the compact to approve which iirc includes Canadian cites.
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Re: Waukesha wants Lake Michigan

Postby Beaver » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:01 pm

Great Lakes Water Levels Are in Unusual Decline
http://news.yahoo.com/great-lakes-water ... 19545.html
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