Iowa lawmakers cast doubts over the proposal’s success. Meanwhile, other legislators plan to file additional bills regarding state water quality and environment.
The airport has been negotiating with Paul and Nikki Hynek since 2020 about providing a new well or buying the couple’s property. The airport isn’t certain the PFAS came from firefighting foam used at the airport, but it’s a strong possibility.
By Bennet Goldstein, Wisconsin Watch; and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, WNIJ Northern Public Radio
Environmental News Nov. 20, 2022 1:12 pm79d ago
This fall, the towns and rural farmsteads along the Mississippi River received alarming news about their drinking water. Chemicals from a large 3M factory north of Cordova found a way into the river and their wells.
By Bennet Goldstein - Wisconsin Watch
Iowa Water Quality Oct. 8, 2022 6:00 am123d ago
The report focuses only on releases from industry - not farm and animal feeding operations, which exacerbate the pollution problem.
By Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette; Mónica Cordero, Investigate Midwest; and Erin Jordan, The Gazette
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2022 2:56 pm56d ago
Two decades of bacteria and algae have plagued Iowa beaches, leading to constant warnings. The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa DNR. The results show that although individual locations show some progress, Iowa’s beaches overall show little to no improvement.