Read the full article by Rylie Kyhn (WXOW)
“LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Governor Tony Evers was joined by legislators from across the state to address his budget plan for PFAS contamination and how they hope to tackle the issue.
After declaring 2019 the year of clean water, Governor Tony Evers has reintroduced a bill that hopes to continue the progress from that project.
He visited La Crosse on Wednesday and held a news conference at F.J. Robers Library in the Town of Campbell to discuss the bill and his plans. The conference began with Campbell Supervisor Lee Donahue discussing her personal experience and fear about the PFAS contamination and situation on French Island.
Donahue explained that they are all concerned about the safety of their drinking water and what it means for their health. She told everyone that their lives have been greatly affected and the situation has left families terrified.
‘My family moved here nearly 20 years ago as a perfect place to raise a family. A small tight knit community where neighbors shovel each other’s driveways and you know the name of every dog on your street. But now we are known for contaminated water which threatens the health and safety of all of our residents,’ she said.
While it is an issue that affects people in the La Crosse area, there are a number of cities across the state affected by the contamination as well. State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison), who represents the 16th Senate District advocated her support for the bill which they will be introducing to the legislature…”