Stories tagged: "PFAS"


Bensalem, Pennsylvania / USA - February 7, 2019: Firefighting foam remains on the ground surface following a tanker truck accident.
Regulations on ‘Forever Chemicals’ Now on Hold After Heavy Corporate Lobbying Push

Delay in writing rules prevents even a modest step toward better containment and disposal of hazardous firefighting foam.

Public Comments Open for Tyco Plant 'Forever Chemical' Spill
Public Comments Open for Tyco Plant ‘Forever Chemical’ Spill

Public comment period open through Sept. 24 on proposal to reissue wastewater permit, reducing discharge of arsenic, forever chemicals into Menominee River.

(Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Assembly: More Drinking, Less Smoking

Flurry of bills as 2020's final floor session runs past midnight

City of Eau Claire utilities manager Lane Berg shows a piece of lead pipe, found in some drinking water service lines. The thin, dark inner ring is the part of the steel pipe coated in lead, which is hazardous to human health. The light-colored coating on the inner part of the pipe is lime the city uses to coat lead pipes to prevent the dangerous metal from leaching into drinking water. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
2020 May Be the Real ‘Year of Clean Water’

Cities get more aggressive in removing lead pipes, legislators advance state plans to target water problems

Public Comments Open for Tyco Plant 'Forever Chemical' Spill
Fire Foam to Be Free of PFAS

Harmful chemicals removed, but GOP refuses to help ID more contaminated sites