Cindy moved to Brookfield in 1994 with her husband and three children in tow. It's been a very interesting seventeen years.
Well one website has gone and made it easy to start the investigation of homes built on or next to waste sites. The list is about a year old, so that's not too bad. There is nothing listed in Wisconsin.
I'll keep digging around. I've about a dozen open links right now to investigate. I'll add to this post as I run across information to share.
From ToxicSites.org is a listing of Cancer and Other Illnesses in Communities Near Closed Dumps. No Wisconsin locations are listed. This is a PDF file and cites several university studies. A peek into the properties file shows the list to be from January 2008.
"The potential for old landfills to generate dangerous levels of methane gas over many years must never be ignored or overlooked in any landfill use project. Even when engineering controls are added to a project to manage the gas, problems can still develop. Care must be taken to have redundant systems in place to ensure the protection of human health."
Brookfield 5th District Alderman Scott Berg has a list on his website of articles from the first discussion on this matter several years ago. Unfortunately, most of the links don't work anymore, but you can search for the articles in the MJS archives with the titles provided.
For the record, Alderman Berg did more than monitor the situaiton; he voted against allowing the subdivision to develop. See? We can agree on some things.
(I get the biggest kick out of the Alderman's website proclaiming "Attempted copyright violation traced and logged!" when I try to copy the CITY MEETING MINUTES for you. I guess he owns those, too? Oh, and by the way Scott, it was me.)
That's about all I could find. I suspect others are looking, too. Please let me know if you come up with something to share.