Here in Madison, the main source of PFAS comes from the Dane County Airport, where a well near the airport had to be shuttered in 2019 due to elevated levels of the toxic chemicals.
But a pilot study into how to clean the chemicals at the airport shows promise that they may not be so “forever” after all. The solution? Microbes.
In a press release today, Dane County announced that the microbes, in conjunction with a technology called BAM, was able produce a PFAS removal rate of 97% over time.
WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt spoke with Michael Riechers with the Dane County Airport about the pilot study results.
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