La Crosse mayor seeks PFAS help from DNR
The city of La Crosse is asking the state for more help in providing a remedy for PFAS pollution on French Island.
Mayor Tim Kabat met on Wednesday with leaders of the Wisconsin DNR and local elected officials to hear the latest information on testing for PFAS chemicals in water near the La Crosse Airport.
The mayor says testing wells for PFAS and providing bottled water to homes is becoming too much for the city to deal with by itself.
“That was a main reason for why we are asking the state to step in,” said Kabat. “This is beyond the city’s ability. We’ve been going this alone now for several years, expending hundreds of thousands of dollars and staff hours to identify what’s going on.”