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DNR approves new rule on PFAS

Brad Williams

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The problems with PFAS chemicals have now gotten the attention of the Wisconsin DNR. 

A Natural Resources policy board voted yesterday to restrict the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS. 

The rule requires foam testing facilities to treat foam with incineration, standard carbon filtration or a custom system approved by the DNR.

If polluted water still contains detectable levels of 14 PFAS compounds after being treated, the facility will have to adjust the treatment system to make sure it is working properly. 

On Thursday night, the city of La Crosse will have an on-line forum at 5 p.m. to talk about sampling water from private wells in the town of Campbell, after PFAS were found in water from two city-owned wells.          

The city will offer private sampling of well water to people living near the La Crosse Airport.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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