MEJO’s Maria Powell: Oops! We Poisoned the “Giants Among Us”–Our Lakes

Maria Powell 22 Jan 2021 Madison Environmental Justice Organization Original Article: Oops! We poisoned the “Giants Among Us”–our lakes   “Today the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the highly toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were found in all the Yahara Lakes–dubbed “Giants Among Us” in a summer 2018 newspaper series by Steve Verburg. Results for […]

Truthout: Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS

Truthout  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Pat Elder   “Back in July, the House of Representatives included an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to force the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) “as hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Superfund law. […]

Low levels of hazardous PFAS compounds detected in four more Madison wells

Wisconsin State Journal  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  Howard Hardee “The Madison Water Utility has found trace or low levels of harmful pollutants known as PFAS in four seasonal wells used during high-demand months in the summer and early fall. Of the four wells, the highest levels were detected in a rarely used well on […]