The ongoing crisis of PFAS pollution in Wisconsin drinking water centers around one primary source: firefighting foams. While some are trying to take aim at tackling this major threat to public health, others are standing in the way.

In this episode of the podcast, we talk with our policy expert, Carly Michiels, about industry efforts to upend emergency rules for ‘forever chemical’ pollution, and what it could mean for drinking water in public health around the state.

Background:

In Episode 2, we talk more in-depth with Carly about PFAS pollution in Marinette, which has been the epicenter of ‘forever chemical’ pollution in Wisconsin.

According to the DNR, roughly 2 out of every 3 fire departments have PFAS-laden firefighting foams, while 62% of fire departments don’t have any policy about how to handle or dispose of the products.

Take Action:

Tell the Natural Resources Board to put public health over profit and pass these emergency rules at their October Board meeting.