Stories tagged: "PFAs"


Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Lawsuit Could Send Wisconsin’s PFAS Protections ‘Back Into the Dark Ages’

Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.

Jeff Lamont grew up in the Town of Peshtigo and returned to enjoy his retirement after 30 years as a hydrologist working on remediation sites across the country, including one on the Menominee River, which Tyco had contaminated with arsenic. Now he's involved with the citizen group monitoring the PFAS cleanup in his hometown. “It'll be decades before this has been cleaned up,” he said. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

A corporation impedes progress on tracing and fixing PFAS contamination in the local water supply—pollution that it caused.

Rep. Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton) (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Lawmaker Channels Love of Nature Into Bills to Protect Pollinators

Appleton freshman Snodgrass shows how humans helping pollinators is vital for our food supply.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Where in Wisconsin is Christina Lieffring?: Marinette and Appleton

UpNorthNews Capitol Reporter Christina Lieffring documents her reporting trip to Marinette and Appleton—and all the local eats, drinks, and sights along the way.

Firefighting foam is a common source of PFAS pollution. (Shutterstock)
Marinette is Letting PFAS Polluters Off the Hook, Alderman Says

Doug Oitzinger argues the city has failed to hold JCI/Tyco, which is responsible for severe PFAS contamination in Marinette, accountable for the pollution.

Eau Claire city officials announced Monday that PFAS levels higher than allowable limits were discovered in four of the city’s 16 wells that provide city residents with drinking water. The city is among about 70 sites in Wisconsin where PFAS contamination has been discovered. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Quarter of Eau Claire’s Municipal Wells Have PFAS Contamination, City Announces

City shuts down four of 16 wells after tests show elevated levels of harmful PFAS.

President Joe Biden in La Crosse
Biden Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s Potential Benefits in La Crosse Trip

The president highlighted local transit efforts and PFAS issues as he took his plan to the public.