In 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered elevated levels of PFAS in Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona. The so-called forever chemicals can cause a number of negative side effects if consumed in high enough quantities.
Today, the DNR announced that elevated PFAS contamination, likely originating from the Dane County airport and Starkweather Creek, has been detected in every Madison lake and throughout the Yahara watershed.
For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Adrian Stocks, the DNR’s Water Quality Program Director.
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