MADISON — State regulators
say the Wisconsin Air National Guard is responsible for
contaminating soil and groundwater in and around Madison's
Truax Field and needs to clean up the toxic chemicals or
face legal action.
The Department of Natural
Resources says the chemicals found are associated with
firefighting foam and have been found in a municipal well
about a mile from the airport.
The State Journal reports
the DNR recently sent a letter to Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar
which says the National Guard is violating the law by
failing to restore the environment and minimize the
effects of past spills.
The National Guard notified
the agency Tuesday that it will negotiate a cleanup plan.
The DNR says if it doesn't follow through on that plan it
will seek a court order.