Today, Wisconsin lawmakers moved to advance a bill to curb water contamination. The bill, which now heads to the State Senate, would prevent firefighters from using foam that contains PFAS, a family of toxic chemicals. The bill would allow the use of toxic foam in emergencies and in cases when fire departments have a plan […]
Tonight, a City of Madison water quality committee heard about the State’s process for developing groundwater standards for PFAS, a toxic forever chemical, and other unregulated contaminants. During the meeting, the state health agency and the state department of natural resources will suggest standards to combat toxic chemicals in groundwater. , Adam DeWisse is the […]
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 […]