Forever Poisons and Government Response

FYI, below are some links to key documents related to the airport PFAS situation. I would also recommend reading the MEJO burn pit post, which describes the long and convoluted history–and I need to update now: https://mejo.us/dane-county-airport-burn-pit-contamination-began-in-the-1950s/. State Journal coverage: https://mejo.us/madison-and-dane-county-wait-for-military-to-test-burn-pits/ Remember, nobody was talking about the burn pits at the...

Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Statement Opposing F-35 Jets in Madison

To: United States Airforce, F-35A Operational Beddown-Air National Guard Environmental Impact Statement-Issued October 23, 2019   I write on behalf of the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc., to lend our opposition to F-35A Operational Beddown.  It is our position that to allow for the F-35...

DHS warns of PFAS in fish from Lake Monona, Starkweather Creek

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal, 1/15/2020 https://madison.com/content/tncms/live/ State health officials are warning against eating certain kinds of fish from Lake Monona after tests showed hazardous chemicals known as PFAS in fish from the lake and Starkweather Creek. The Department of Health Services recommends limiting consumption of carp, largemouth...

Scrapping Pentagon F-35 Office an Option to Cut Upkeep Costs

January 14, 2020, Bloomberg – by Anthony Capaccio https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-14/scrapping-pentagon-s-f-35-office-an-option-to-cut-upkeep-costs Lawmakers seeking ways to reduce $1.1 trillion cost projection House Armed Services panels meet in closed session on Tuesday House lawmakers trying to reduce the projected $1.1 trillion cost of maintaining the F-35 over 60 years are considering options including...

The fight for safe drinking water – Will Madison officials pay attention to the science on PFAS?

Isthmus – January 9, 2020 https://isthmus.com/news/cover-story/the-fight-for-safe-drinking-water/ Maria Powell used to believe that science would prevail. She co-founded the Midwest Environmental Justice Organization in 2005, hoping to draw attention to the danger pollution poses to humans… PFAS have been making headlines in Madison for more than a year, thanks in...