Skip to Content

Business group, DNR agree not to release PFAS tests for now

faucet-2

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin environmental regulators have reached an agreement with the state’s largest business group and won’t release results of water sampling for unregulated PFAS chemicals until the courts decide whether state law allows for testing of the manmade compounds.

The agreement between the Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce means water sampling from industrial and municipal treatment plants for PFAS can continue, but the results will not be released to the public.

The agreement filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court Tuesday, replaces a judge’s temporary restraining order issued last week in a lawsuit brought by WMC which wanted to block the DNR from testing for PFAS, which have been shown to cause cancer and other illnesses.

INFORMATION AND PREVIOUS WXOW COVERAGE ON PFAS ISSUES

City of La Crosse PFAS information

Town of Campbell PFAS information

DNR investingation into Town of Campbell PFAS contamination

DNR PFAS information website


WXOW Coverage of PFAS issues

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press

Skip to content