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DNR Launches PFAS External Advisory Group

February 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the first PFAS External Advisory Group meeting on Feb. 23, 2021.  

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Steps Toward Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

January 22, 2021

 State will seek outside legal counsel to investigate and prepare for litigation against corporate actors responsible

Melanie Johnson on PFAS Action Plan

HEAT Presentation 01/13/2021 Melanie Johnson

January 14, 2021

Melanie Johnson of the Wisconsin DNR did a presentation on 1/13/2021 about the new PFAS action plan and the problems with PFAS contamination in Wisconsin. The slide deck from the presentation is attached below.

DNR Issues Wastewater Discharge Permit For JCI/Tyco Facility In Marinette

December 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the reissue of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit that regulates industrial wastewater discharges from the Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Fire Products, LP Facility ("JCI/Tyco") to the Menominee River at One and Two Stanton Street in Marinette, Wisconsin.

DNR To Fund Sampling Of Hundreds Of Potable Wells For PFAS In The Town Of Peshtigo

September 30, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting sampling of potable wells in an

What Are PFAS And Why Are They A Problem?

January 16, 2020

A group of chemicals known as PFAS are prompting increasing attention and concern across Wisconsin, turning up in drinking water in Marinette and rivers in Madison and elsewhere

The Day of the Year of Clean Water

January 8, 2020

Governor Evers declared 2019 the year of clean water in Wisconsin. Throughout the year meetings were conducted across the state of the Speaker's Water Quality Task Force, which heard testimony from organizations and individuals.