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Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.

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Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.

* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.

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Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at the Northeastern University.

Wisconsin Contamination Areas

  1. General Mitchell Air Reserve Station
    Firefighting foam used at General Mitchell Air Reserve Station
    Location  Milwaukee
    Date  2017
    Community response  The PFAS Community Campaign is a coalition of organizations based in Wisconsin working together to prevent exposures to PFAS via drinking water and other pathways. A statewide coalition of 28 organizations organized by CSWAB issued a joint position statement on April 10, 2019 supporting regulation of PFAS as a class of compounds. (link: https://cswab.org/wi-groups-issue-joint-statement-on-pfas/)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force

  2. Truax Air National Gaurd Base / Dane County Regional Airport
    Firefighting foam used at Truax Field ANGB and Dane County Regional Airport
    Location  Madison, Wisconsin
    Date  2015
    Community response  In June 2018, the Midwest Environmental Justice Organization (MEJO) sent a letter to the Wisconsin DNR, requesting that they work with the Wisconsin ANG to: (1) Test water and sediments near Truax ANG base outfalls to Starkweather Creek for PFCs. (2) Test water, sediments, and fish in Starkweather Creek downstream of the Truax ANG base for PFCs. (3) Include maps accurately depicting Starkweather Creek in relation to Truax ANG base in reports. (4) Contact the Department’s stormwater program, inform them of the soil and groundwater PFC contamination at the Truax ANG site, and work with the ANG and Dane County to include appropriate management and ongoing stormwater testing for PFCs in the DCRA/ANG WPDES permit and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (see link in column W)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force/Air National Guard; Airport

  3. Tyco-Ansul Fire Technology Center
    Tyco Fire Products is being held responsible for the contamination
    Location  Marinette, Wisconsin
    Date  2017
    Community response  The PFAS Community Campaign is a coalition of organizations based in Wisconsin working together to prevent exposures to PFAS via drinking water and other pathways. A statewide coalition of 28 organizations organized by CSWAB issued a joint position statement on April 10, 2019 supporting regulation of PFAS as a class of compounds. (link: https://cswab.org/wi-groups-issue-joint-statement-on-pfas/)
    PFAS contamination source  Fire Training Center

  4. US Army Reserve Fort McCoy
    Firefighting foam used at Fort McCoy
    Location  Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin
    Date  2016
    Community response  The PFAS Community Campaign is a coalition of organizations based in Wisconsin working together to prevent exposures to PFAS via drinking water and other pathways. A statewide coalition of 28 organizations organized by CSWAB issued a joint position statement on April 10, 2019 supporting regulation of PFAS as a class of compounds. (link: https://cswab.org/wi-groups-issue-joint-statement-on-pfas/)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Army

  5. Volk Field Air National Guard Base
    Firefighting foam used at Volk Field ANGB
    Location  Camp Douglas, Juneau County, Wisconsin
    Date  2015
    Community response  The PFAS Community Campaign is a coalition of organizations based in Wisconsin working together to prevent exposures to PFAS via drinking water and other pathways. A statewide coalition of 28 organizations organized by CSWAB issued a joint position statement on April 10, 2019 supporting regulation of PFAS as a class of compounds. (link: https://cswab.org/wi-groups-issue-joint-statement-on-pfas/) . CSWAB also sent a FOIA request for PFAS related drinking water results near Volk Field in May 2018. (see link in column U)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force/Air National Guard



If you know about a contamination site in your state that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates about your state!

Wisconsin Community Groups

  1. Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger/PFAS Community Campaign
    CSWAB is working for a healthy and sustainable environment by engaging and empowering affected communities.
    Location  Wisconsin
    Contact Name  Laura Olah
    Contact Email  info@cswab.org
    Contact Phone  608-643-3124

  2. Concerned Friends and Neighbors
    A group of about 50 friends and neighbors concerned about clean drinking water and surface water in Marinette, WI. We are trying to keep Johnson Control/Tyco on task to clean up the large groundwater contamination plume emanating from their Fire Training Center.
    Location  Marinette
    Contact Name  Jeffrey Lamont
    Contact Email  jjjlamont@gmail.com
    Contact Phone  262-416-8528

  3. MEJO-Midwest Environmental Justice Organization
    We are a non-profit, grassroots organization that works with communities affected by toxic pollution to prevent human exposures and collectively address (and hopefully stop) the sources of the pollution. A focal issue for MEJO since it began is exposures to toxic chemicals in fish to subsistence anglers, often low income people of color
    Location  Truax Air National Guard and other PFAS sources in Madison, Wisconsin
    Contact Name  Maria Powell
    Contact Email  mariapowell@mejo.us
    Contact Phone  608-240-1485



​​​​​​If you are involved in a community organization working on PFAS and you don’t see your group listed, click here to have your group added to this page. 

If there are no community groups in your state, try contacting the National PFAS Contamination Coalitiona network of community groups working to address PFAS contamination across the country. You can also contact a coalition member near you to learn more and get involved.

Wisconsin PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

We are not aware of any health or exposure studies in this state.



Some states have conducted their own blood testing to understand people's exposure to PFAS in areas with contaminated drinking water. In the fall of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry launched a national health study on PFAS involving multiple communities across the country.

Do you know about a health study in your state that is not listed here? Fill out this form to have it added!

Wondering if a health study is right for your community? Boston University’s Department of Environmental Health has a guide for making informed decisions.

Wisconsin Agency Websites

  1. Wisconsin Department of Health Services

  2. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources








What should you do if you happen to live or work near a PFAS contamination site?

  • Ask your local water supplier if they have tested the drinking water for PFAS and how they have reported (or failed to report) the results to the public.
  • If you have a private well, get your water tested. See our drinking water fact sheet to learn how.
  • Being close to a contamination site does not necessarily mean your drinking water is also contaminated. If you have questions or concerns, contact your state environmental or health department. Also see our list of resources for more information.

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University. The tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each known site of PFAS contamination, including a timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, and community and government responses. All data presented in the map were extracted from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents, and are cited in the tracker.

If you know about a contamination site that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates!

The Environmental Working Group also maintains a map of PFAS contamination in the US. This map includes additional locations where PFAS were found in drinking water but the point source of contamination is unknown.
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