WI Gov. Tony Evers expanded efforts to limit the amount of some common hazardous chemicals in state waters. The Democratic governor directed the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)to begin drafting standards for the amount of highly fluorinated compounds known as PFAS allowed in surface, ground and drinking water.
The directive marked the second time in less than a week that the Gov. has called on his administration to address PFAS.
Evers had previously signed an executive order requiring DNR to work with WI Department of Health Services and the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to expand PFAS screening and monitoring programs, develop regulatory standards, establish a public information website and create a PFAS Coordinating Council, among other things.