Attorneys asked a federal court to reject the proposed $10.3 billion settlement over contaminated water.
Residents of an island polluted with PFAS chemicals have filed claims demanding more than $40 million from a western Wisconsin city they say is responsible for the contamination.
Over time, PFAS was added to millions of everyday products: shampoo, dental floss, cosmetics, clothes, carpeting, sofas, pizza boxes, food wrappers, cookware and rain gear.
It was unclear when the Senate committee might vote on the bill.
Municipalities across Wisconsin are struggling with PFAS contamination in groundwater, including Green Bay, Marinette, Madison, Wausau and the town of Campbell on French Island.
Across the country, PFAS contamination is often found at military bases, firefighting training centers, civilian airports, and industrial facilities.
Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to proceed with regulating so-called forever chemicals in the state's groundwater, 10 months after a plan was scrapped under pressure from the state's powerful business industry.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration plans to ask state environmental officials again for permission to develop limits on a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin groundwater.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday designated "forever chemicals" that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, clearing the way for quicker cleanup of the group of toxic compounds known as PFAS.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force nearly 20 companies that he alleges contaminated the environment with chemicals known as PFAS to reimburse the state for investigations and cleanup work.
Wisconsin Republicans will allow regulations Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration developed to control pollution from a group of chemicals known as PFAS to take effect, a spokesman for the lawmaker who controls the Legislature's rules committee said Monday.
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