Some worry about Lake Michigan water for Foxconn

STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of concerned residents and activists have asked the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to reject an application from the city of Racine to draw 7 million gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan for a proposed Foxconn plant.

At a public hearing on the request Wednesday in Sturtevant, many who testified said the proposal to take water for a corporation would violate the Great Lakes Compact requirement that such requests be for public uses.

They also said Foxconn has not provided enough detail about what toxic chemicals it might be pouring into the lake when it returns most of the water.

Foxconn Technology Group has said it is committed to good environmental practices. The company says approval of the city of Racine’s request is important to setting up its infrastructure.


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