Dear Editor: In 2017, I wrote a letter in this paper about how the city of Madison violates its own pesticide policies. In 2014, Maria Powell,…
Water, fish and foam in the troubled waterway have already been found to be contaminated.
Lance Green has been collecting water samples from Starkweather Creek for years. As a volunteer for the state Department of Natural Resources,…
The Sept. 9 report uncovers a "serious" health risk, says one environmental advocate.
Despite the absence of enforceable PFAS limits, Gov. Tony Evers administration will urge local wasterwater plants to push industry to reduce releases.
The recommended 20 ppt standard is far below a much-criticized federal advisory and equal to the low limit already in place in Vermont.
If Madison and Dane County tracked down the sources of pollution, then someone — maybe themselves — could face costly cleanups.
A total of nine PFAS compounds were found in the wells. The rest of Madison's 23 wells are to be tested later.
Local officials stand by as military says it can't afford to measure toxic compounds released into Madison's drinking water source.
The Wisconsin Air National Guard agreed to investigate PFAS pollution at the sites, but it doesn't have funds to do the work.
Pleas from advocates about lax state and federal actions prompted the board to call for better testing and possible shutdowns of contaminated wells.
One group wants the well shut down. The water utility plans to increase testing so that it is known if levels approach an EPA advisory level.
The chemicals have soaked soil and groundwater under the Truax Air National Guard base and made their way to Well 15.
Madison is among places where hazardous compounds from military bases and factories are ending up in drinking water and fish tissue.
"Ho-Chunk people lived here for thousands of years. Wouldn’t it be great to talk about that history first?” said Maria Powell, president of the Midwest Environmental Justice Organization.
Criticizing military jets is a Madison tradition over six decades old.
"You got an apartment. It's next to the airport. What are you going to do? Move the airport?"
Meanwhile, the regulatory process that for years had kept tabs on the city's pesticide use has unraveled, paving the way for vast increases in the application of potentially toxic chemicals in the city’s public spaces with little oversight.
The company expects to find a solution soon, but critics say government regulators have failed to properly investigate the troubled industrial site.
At least 33 Madison Water Utility customers have a problem with the installation of "smart" water meters in the city. And if a national trend holds true here, many more likely will object.
Committee on the Environment is asking the health department to recommend whether the city should test the soil, vegetation and water before and after Rhythm and Booms, set for July 3 at Warner Park.