Read the full article by Olivia Herken (La Crosse Tribune)

“The town of Campbell is collaborating with La Crosse County to help safely dispose of filters used to treat water contaminated with PFAS.

The six-month pilot program, announced on Friday, will be the first in Wisconsin, and will both educate residents on the hazards with disposing of PFAS filters and collect and store the filters.

PFAS are a group of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ that don’t break down over time. Widespread pollution of PFAS has been found on French Island, which is under the jurisdiction of the town of Campbell, and more than 500 private wells have been found to have PFAS in them.

As leaders and communities continue to find solutions to the PFAS crisis, finding ways to dispose of filters has been an additional hurdle. Currently, there are no elevated standards for disposing of filters that contain PFAS in the state.” …