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Wisconsin’s French Island faces stark choices as PFAS water crisis lingers

A lifeline could disappear due to a pollution lawsuit that has implications for the 1.7 million Wisconsinites who rely on private wells.

By Bennet Goldstein Wisconsin Watch Jim Boisen and Margie Walker conceived of their single-story residence as a “forever home.” They moved in 1979 to Wisconsin’s French Island, an unincorporated community of 4,300. Sandwiched between the Black and Mississippi rivers in…