Green Group's Suit Seeks Removal Of Wisconsin Dam

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- An environmental group sued Milwaukee County, Wis., on Wednesday seeking the removal of the Estabrook Dam after the county allegedly failed to maintain and repair it.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper's complaint said the dam, which straddles the Milwaukee River near Milwaukee and Glendale, is a hazard and should be declared a public nuisance.

Karen Schapiro, the group's executive director, said the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ordered necessary repairs in 1995 and they were still incomplete.

“The county has failed to maintain the dam in good condition, as...
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