PHOTOS: ‘Strict’ pesticide rules fail to erase threat to Wisconsin’s drinking water

Published On: Oct 16 2016 08:26:53 AM CDT

A 2007 survey of private drinking water water wells found 1 out of 3 had pesticides or their breakdown chemicals; farm groups oppose push for tougher atrazine rules

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Coburn Dukehart / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Jacob Reeves, pictured at home in Stoughton, Wis. In 2014 Jacob was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis — a rare disease that his mother Dawn attributes to the high level of atrazine found in their well water. "I only cried once," Dawn Reeves said, "when they said he might not walk again."

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