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New bill would contract for PFAS clean-up

Wisconsin legislators are putting forward a new bill to facilitate the clean-up of firefighting foams that contain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The bill would require the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to collect, store and dispose of unused firefighting foams, which contain the so-called forever compounds.

PFAS are part of a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used throughout various industries for decades. In addition to firefighting foams, the water-resistant compounds are found in non-stick products, including cookware, fast food wrappers and coatings for military vehicles. Read more…