Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of human-made chemicals that are widespread in the environment. High concentrations of PFAS can affect health. 

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April 28, 2022

The Air National Guard is finishing part one of their remedial investigation of PFAS at Truax Field this week. Data from their investigation will be used to find out how much PFAS is present and the best ways to clean it up. Learn more.

April 27, 2022 

A resolution was proposed to start the design of a treatment system for Well 15 on Madison’s east side to remove PFAS contamination. It will be reviewed by the City Finance Committee and the Water Utility Board, and is anticipated to return to the Common Council for a final vote on May 10, 2022. Learn more.

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