Wisconsin DNR moves ahead with PFAS pollution rules

Plan For Fighting Pfas Chemicals In Wisconsin Is Released
Jake May

FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, PFAS foam washes up on the shoreline of Van Etten Lake in Oscoda Township, Mich., near Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Twenty state agencies, along with the University of Wisconsin, worked on an action plan released Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration after more than a year of study of forever chemicals known as PFAS.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s natural resources policy board is moving ahead with implementing new regulations limiting toxic “forever chemicals” in the state’s water supply.

The vote Wednesday by the Natural Resources Board marks the next phase in a process that could take more than two years to complete. The move will allow the state Department of Natural Resources to begin writing regulations to limit the amount of certain fluorinated compounds.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the agency is already in the process of crafting numerical limits for two of the most studied PFAS compounds based on recommendations from the Department of Health Services.