2019 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:14 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Truax Air National Guard base (WI)
Discarded deadlines let polluted plume from military base spread unchecked

Wisc News
February 24, 2019
Last spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned Truax Air National Guard base in Madison it could face enforcement action if it didn’t move swiftly to clean up toxic chemicals that were showing up in municipal drinking water.

But Truax personnel never responded to letters spelling out statutory requirements for a prompt and thorough cleanup, and by the end of May all the demands were wiped away by a DNR promise to “work cooperatively with Air National Guard staff to develop an agreeable project timeline for addressing the known contaminant release.”

Nearly nine months later, there is still no timetable for Truax to take the first steps toward a cleanup by mapping each source of contamination and the spread of pollutants through groundwater that is the city’s source of drinking water.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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