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EPA proposal to limit PFAS levels welcomed by Town of Campbell reps



Washington is putting strict limits on PFAS chemicals found in drinking water.  That’s something the Town of Campbell has wanted for a long time.

“The EPA is proposing, so it’s a proposal, not a done deal, the strict limits of 4 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS,” Campbell supervisor Lee Donahue announced at the March meeting of the Campbell Town Board on Tuesday.

Chemicals from foam used for decades at the La Crosse Airport have been detected in hundreds of private wells on French Island.  Owners of those wells have had to use bottled water for the past two years.

Donahue has been actively fighting for cleaner water for years, and she says town residents   have been waiting since December for this report.

“The manufacturers are gonna scream, because they don’t want to have to do this,” says Donahue, “and those of us that are living with the relics of toxic chemicals really do want them to do this.”

Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin is one of four U.S. Senators calling on airports to stop using foam containing PFAS.

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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