Evers Budget Addresses ‘Forever Chemicals’

Evers Budget Addresses ‘Forever Chemicals’

Several initiatives to continue state’s efforts against PFAS contamination.

DNR Launches PFAS External Advisory Group
Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Evers Budget Has Green Goals

Significant investment to combat climate change, protect public land.

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Outside law firm would help state prosecute companies responsible for PFAS contamination.

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

State will seek outside legal counsel to investigate and prepare for litigation against corporate actors responsible

DNR Releases Latest Sampling Results Revealing Broader PFAS Presence In Madison Area Lakes And Yahara River Chain
New Smelt Consumption Advisory for Lake Superior

New Smelt Consumption Advisory for Lake Superior

Elevated Levels of PFAS Found in Rainbow Smelt

Johnson Controls Settling PFAS Lawsuit for $17.5 Million

Johnson Controls Settling PFAS Lawsuit for $17.5 Million

The company will pay a group of Peshtigo families that filed a class action lawsuit.

Fixed Earth Innovations wins Tech Challenge fall 2020 open innovation contest

Fixed Earth Innovations wins Tech Challenge fall 2020 open innovation contest

Corporate program sponsors A. O. Smith, Badger Meter and Zurn Industries select PFAS-focused water technology startup as $10,000 winner from a field of 18 applications located in seven countries.

GOP Lawmakers Strip Emergency PFAS Rule

GOP Lawmakers Strip Emergency PFAS Rule

Committee votes to eliminate targets for safe levels of the harmful forever chemical.

Legislative Committee Rolls Back Rule to Protect Water from Dangerous PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foam
Republican legislators set to undo only clean water policy passed this year
State PFAS Plan Would Charge Polluters

State PFAS Plan Would Charge Polluters

Testing public water supplies for "forever chemicals,” then charging polluters to clean up contaminated sites.

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Releases PFAS Action Plan
DNR And DHS Publish 2020-2021 Fish Consumption Advisory

DNR And DHS Publish 2020-2021 Fish Consumption Advisory

Choose Wisely Booklet Outlines Safe-Eating Guidelines For Fish

DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Nov. 18 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
DNR Wants Johnson Controls to Test More Fish for PFAS

DNR Wants Johnson Controls to Test More Fish for PFAS

Some ponds have fish with levels of PFAS that would require restrictions on eating fish.

New Groundwater Standards Proposed

New Groundwater Standards Proposed

State officials recommend standards for 16 PFAS chemicals and 6 pesticides.

State Agencies Announce Additional Groundwater Quality Standard Recommendations
DNR Faces Biggest Pollution Case Ever

DNR Faces Biggest Pollution Case Ever

PFAS pollution in Marinette area requires largest, most complex cleanup in state history.

DNR Asking For Public Input On Wisconsin PFAS Action Plan
DNR To Fund Sampling Of Hundreds Of Potable Wells For PFAS In The Town Of Peshtigo
13% of Wells Near JCI Site Have Elevated PFAS Levels

13% of Wells Near JCI Site Have Elevated PFAS Levels

The company said a majority of wells had levels below state, federal threshold.

DNR Notified Of Possible Separate Contamination Issue At Marinette Facility That Has Paused PFAS Treatment
99% of State Public Water Meets Standards

99% of State Public Water Meets Standards

But new report finds more than 300 water systems unsafe, violate federal standards.

DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Sept. 16 Regarding PFAS Deer Tissue Sampling And Other Investigation Activities In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
DNR Publishes Annual Report Card On Efforts To Protect Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Supplies
2/3rds of State’s Fire Departments Stock Foam With PFAS

2/3rds of State’s Fire Departments Stock Foam With PFAS

More than half have used the firefighting foam that contains the harmful substance.

DNR Publishes Results Of Firefighting Department PFAS Survey
Water Tech Challenge Targets PFAS

Water Tech Challenge Targets PFAS

Winning innovators would gain corporate resources to solve water quality problems.