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.