Environmental chemists at UW-Madison are investigating how PFAS and other “forever” chemicals move throughout the environment. Their unique molecular structures makes them appealing for industrial use, but they also provide a challenge to researchers who want to predict their spread throughout an ecosystem. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with UW professor Dr. Christy Remucal about […]
Last month, the Madison Water Utility released its monitoring report on PFAS testing of Madison’s twenty-three wells. The report showed PFAS contamination at fourteen wells, and recommended that all Madison wells be tested at least once next year. One environmental group agrees with that recommendation, but would like to see the Utility do more to […]
Nearing their 30th anniversary, the Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) remains active and vigilant to potential chemical contaminants in water surrounding the long shuttered munitions plant. Laura talks about what it’s been like to negotiate the red tape and legal processes to “Find the Truth” and make it public.
Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known by their acronym, PFAS, have shown up in Madison’s municipal Well 15, prompting the City to shut down the well. How big a problem is this, who’s to blame, and who should take responsibility for cleaning up the groundwater? On Friday, November 8th, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Attorney […]
You may not realize it, but toxic chemicals are all around us in our homes, hidden in everyday household products: carpet, food packaging, and even our TV sets. Today we’re joined by Mike Schade of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families to discuss his work on Mind the Store, a campaign that challenges major U.S. retailers like […]
An environmental advocacy group is alleging that firefighting foam has contaminated Lake Monona. This comes two months after firefighters put out a fire at an MG & E substation. Martin Rakacolli has the story.