New construction at Gustavus airport digs up old concerns about toxic chemicals

Source:, April 5, 2021
By: Claire Stremple

Contractors plan to break ground on a multimillion-dollar airport project in Gustavus this month. But newly discovered toxic chemicals at the site make the state-run project more complicated, and some residents don’t think the environmental oversight goes far enough to keep them safe.

The upgrade at Gustavus’ state-run airport is a decade in the making, but in 2018 contaminants were discovered at the airport — and in water, soil and wells around the Southeast community. Read more.

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