STRONGER PROTECTIONS SOUGHT; DRINKING WATER TRUAX BASE CONTAMINATION

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  • Author(s): By:STEVEN VERBURG
  • Source:
    Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), February 7, 2019 FRONT ALL, 4pp
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    • Abstract:
      The Madison Water Utility Board is seeking stronger protections for Madison's drinking water supply from hazardous chemicals that have spread through groundwater from the heavily contaminated Truax Air National Guard base. After months of emphasizing that levels of the chemical compounds, known as PFAS, detected in two municipal wells were below a federal health advisory, Water Utility Board members this week called for consideration of more aggressive steps in response to citizen complaints that President Donald Trump's administration, the military and state regulators haven't done enough...