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Senate candidate Godlewski talks about PFAS with Campbell residents



Towns all over Wisconsin have reported water pollution from PFAS chemicals, and U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski traveled across the state on Monday to focus on the PFAS problem. 

Starting near the Upper Peninsula, Godlewski reached La Crosse and French Island late in the afternoon, and promoted a safe water policy she would like Washington to follow.

“We need to set a national standard for what actually is appropriate in our drinking water,” Godlewski told reporters at a French Island church, saying that a plan is needed to clean PFAS from the water. “We just saw in our Great Lakes that smelt, fish, literally have PFAS that are found inside of fish that are critical to our ecosystem.”

Godlewski met with a county supervisor and town of Campbell leadership, to hear about how hundreds of local families are looking for relief from having chemicals in their well water.    

“After the April 12th hearing that we just saw with the Waukesha court, this is a federal issue,” Godlewski said, ” because basically what Wisconsin was saying is that we’re not gonna lead when it comes to clean water quality. They’re looking to the federal government to set the standard.”

Her policy is called “Make Wisconsin’s Water Safe.” The city of La Crosse has provided bottled water to affected families on French Island for just over a year.

Godlewski, the state treasurer, is one of the leading fund-raising candidates running in a crowded Democratic primary for the right to challenge Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in November.


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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