Fight Against 'Forever Chemicals' In Drinking Water Is Race Against Time In Wisconsin

Source:, February 4, 2020
By: Isiah Holmes

Wisconsin continues to develop a legislative response to the spread of PFAS chemicals across the state, in what is becoming a bipartisan race against time. Recently, a bill pushed by two representatives from communities hit hard by PFAS contamination, Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), seeks to allocate $7.7 million to a multi-faceted push against the chemicals.
“Today,” reads a joint statement from the offices of Nygren and Hansen, “we are pleased to announce a bipartisan bill that will help the state better regulate PFAS chemicals and ensure clean drinking water for residents in contaminated areas.” It addresses a number of issues, including shortfalls in water testing and research to understand the so-called “forever” compounds. Read more.

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