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Tag Archives: PFAS

After lawsuits, new PFAS standards to take effect

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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Wisconsin judge: DNR lacks authority to regulate PFAS

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators lack the inherent authority to require businesses to clean up contamination from PFAS chemicals and other toxic contaminants because legislators haven’t established any restrictions on the substances, a judge ruled Tuesday. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren’s sweeping decision marks a major defeat for the state Department of Natural ...

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Wisconsin bill would tie PFAS grants to lawsuit immunity

The Wisconsin Assembly planned to vote Tuesday on a bill that would create a new $10 million grant program to help communities clean up contamination from "forever chemicals" known as PFAS but would ban them from suing those responsible for the pollution.

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Wisconsin Republicans move to protect conversion therapy

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin therapists, counselors and social workers could continue to attempt to change the sexual orientation of gay or transgender people under a bill Republican legislators are poised to take up Tuesday. The bill would block a proposed state Department of Safety and Professional Standards rule prohibiting so-called conversion therapy. In another ...

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Wisconsin officials offer water quality standards for PFAS

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials said Friday they’ve finished drafting new groundwater standards for more than 20 substances, including a dozen types of PFAS chemicals. The Department of Natural Resources asked the Department of Health Services in April 2019 to begin researching the health impacts of 40 unregulated substances and provide recommendations on how much of each substance ...

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