Our View: Possible progress on PFAS

Our View: Possible progress on PFAS

The decision last week to start setting aside money in the state budget to address PFAS pollution was the beginning of a step in the right direction.

Legislators voted to set aside $125 million to help with removal of the “forever chemicals” from Wisconsin’s environment. The chemicals, which are very difficult to break down, are a growing concern as both state and federal environmental regulators gather information.

The range of uses for the chemicals is astonishing. They’re in some cookware. They show up in firefighting foam (more on that in a couple paragraphs). Some clothing is stain-resistant because the fabric includes PFAS chemicals...

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