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Editorial: Better leadership needed around We Energies issues

We Energies has bought 30 homes and will likely buy more properties for its expansion of a buffer zone around the Oak Creek Power Plant. The Caledonia Village Board, state Legislators, and We Energies officials need to demonstrate better leadership and communication on the issue of its impact on nearby neighbors’ health and on their property […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news

DHS Omits Key Details In Letter To We Energies Neighbors

For years, residents who live near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant have looked at the coal-based facility as the source of their health issues. This spring, they were told it was unlikely. In May, residents who filed a grievance with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in November 2015 received a letter from […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Health and Fitness

Testing Begins Inside Neighbors’ Homes For Coal Dust, Fly Ash

Two third-party firms have tested four homes near the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant to see if they positive for coal dust and fly ash. Almost 30 families have brought their concerns to We Energies about the impact of living next to the Oak Creek Power Plant, which they say has had an impact on […]

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Neighbors Negotiating With We Energies Over Health Concerns

People are getting sick around the We Energies Power Plant in Oak Creek and the power plant has just learned about the health concerns. But yet they are purchasing properties of those afflicted – and requiring confidentiality agreements as part of the sale. Neighbors have taken years to connect the dots: but as the power plant has […]

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We Energies’ Neighbor Claims Coal Dust May Have Made His Family Sick

Tim Hupp, 54, lives at 7832 Douglas Avenue in his childhood home and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has been hospitalized 18 times with pneumonia since 2008. His wife Sue has cancer and three of his siblings also died of cancer. The couple moved back into Tim’s childhood home in 2004 after his mother […]

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Former Caledonia Resident Disputes We Energies Claims About Coal Dust

Former Caledonia resident Bill Pringle realized his wife’s asthma had gotten much worse after they moved to their home at 6943 Middle Road. And then his kids started having issues with asthma and he started having the same problems. He didn’t understand what the problem was until one day he walked out of his house after it had snowed and […]

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