DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Jan. 20 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities | WisCommunity

DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Jan. 20 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities

January 19, 2021 - 5:54pm

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding online listening sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 to seek public input on PFAS contamination in Marinette, Peshtigo and surrounding communities. The meeting is the 12th in a series of 14 meetings the DNR will host for area residents.

The listening sessions will include routine updates from the DNR, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and other partners regarding the status of PFAS investigations and cleanup actions in the community.

The Jan. 20 sessions will take place online from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No pre-registration is required. The sessions will be conducted using .

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and certain types of firefighting foam.

These contaminants have made their way into the environment through spills of PFAS-containing materials, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.

More information on how to participate in the listening session is available .

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