Wisconsin Agencies Unveil Plans to Combat PFAS Pollution (1)

Dec. 16, 2020, 8:44 PM; Updated: Dec. 17, 2020, 1:00 AM

Wisconsin environmental officials issued a plan Wednesday to fight the effects of toxic PFAS chemicals discovered in the state that pose a threat to its drinking water.

The plan aims to remediate existing environmental damages caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS—known as “forever chemicals” for their ability to persist in the environment and human bodies—and limit their future use.

The report, developed by 20 state agencies and the University of Wisconsin, fulfills a requirement contained in a 2019 executive order signed by Gov. Tony Evers (D) calling for a multi-agency PFAS action plan. The order also required the ...

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