A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted surface waters and groundwater across the U.S., officials said.
Environmental advocates are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit they say would "severely undermine" the state Department of Natural Resources' ability to protect Wisconsin communities from hazardous substances including PFAS chemicals.
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.
People in the area — including the town of Peshtigo, the subject of a lawsuit over the contaminated drinking water — are familiar with cancer.
Properly cleaning your cutting board is important for food safety, but using harsh chemicals on a surface you prepare food on is also a big no. This simple 2-ingredient recipe from @zeinahnur keeps It natural by using ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
"No family should have unsafe drinking water or be exposed to health-hazardous chemicals, and the CLEAR Act is a first step in promoting health equity."
Cost and effectiveness will ultimately depend on how vigilant the utility is about maintaining the filtration system.
The city shut down Well 15 in 2019.
Happy Earth Day to all of you. Earth Day began in 1970 to raise awareness of the need for environmental protection. Today it is more relevant than ever.
The engineer-turned-entrepreneur’s startup turns corn cobs and wood chips into traditionally petroleum-based products like house paints and appliance coatings.
Nobody should lose sleep wondering if the water coming out of their tap is safe for their family.
I went to visit some of my carbon emissions last year.
More than 125 French Island residents have filed claims against the city of La Crosse for its role in the pollution of drinking water by a toxic group of chemicals.
"I don't remember being concerned about anything in the world when I was a kid. Much less our water."
Mixing two types of cleaning chemicals in an attempt to clear a clogged drain created toxic fumes that sickened people and pets at a Far East Side home on Friday, the Madison Fire Department reported.
The city has deployed $25,000 worth of bottled water to the impacted homes as long-term solutions are discussed.
The Montreal Protocol bans emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals, and that is having a good impact.
True change will come only with a reallocation of resources to completely rewire the deep structures of oppression from the inside out.
Water, fish and foam in the troubled waterway have already been found to be contaminated.
Whether or not F-35s come to Madison, will our local, state and federal elected officials insist that the National Guard fully comply with the most protective health and environmental regulations and standards — and comprehensively investigate and clean up the base?