The city of La Crosse plans to continue its investigation of groundwater contamination by PFAS “forever chemicals” at the city airport.
The board of public works Monday endorsed a request for $50,000 to fund the remediation work planned for 2023.
The plans include more sampling of groundwater at or near the airport.
Hundreds of families on French Island have been using bottled water for two years, because their wells are contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam used for decades at the airport.
The board of public works gave the OK for a change order for a consulting firm that’s looking for PFAS chemicals in groundwater at the airport. The same issue is being considered by the city council judiciary committee this month.