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Firm asks city to expand efforts to get lead out of La Crosse marsh

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PHOTO: UW-L earth sciences department

Looks like the city of La Crosse has more work to do to get the lead out of the La Crosse River marsh.

The La Crosse Board of Public Works voted Monday to review steps that have been taken already and to prepare a report on what to do next to clean the marsh.

A consulting firm is asking the city to expand its efforts to clean lead pellets out of the marsh, years after lead shot ended up in the water. The lead accumulated after decades of trap shooting by the gun club at Myrick Park.

The next round of cleanup could last much of this year or longer.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. NotHatingJustSaying

    January 15, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Oh but hunting is so great and beneficial to the environment.

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