Decision comes despite recommendation by state agencies to tighten standards for chemicals that pose health risks.
Wausau is just the latest Wisconsin city to detect elevated levels of PFAS in its water source.
“This doesn’t define all Afghan refugees any more than other crimes characterize residents from any other background,” mayor says.
Many entrepreneurs say they continue to face challenges amid continuing COVID-19 infections, a labor shortage, and supply chain disruptions.
The central Wisconsin city’s first Afghan refugees arrived in late December, with as many as 85 set to be settled there.
The bipartisan infrastructure legislation that Biden recently signed includes $15 billion to replace lead pipes across the country.
Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.
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