Contaminants of Emerging Concern

New Opportunities Now Paper: PFAS 2.0

cover page of Opportunities Now paper on PFAS 2023 with green and blue graphics, image of a glass of water with a blurred leafy backdrop

News Release

For Immediate Release: December 1st, 2023 

Media contacts: 

  • Meleesa Johnson,
    Wisconsin’s Green Fire Executive Director
  • Carolyn Pralle,
    Wisconsin’s Green Fire Communications Coordinator 
  • Since the late 1930s, many consumer goods and industrial materials have contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals famous for their non-stick and firefighting properties. However, PFAS are …

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    Senate Passes Imperfect PFAS Bill

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    On November 14th, 2023, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a version of SB312 (the “PFAS bill”) without important changes offered by Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF), other environmental/conservation groups, and leaders of communities impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

    Over the last several months, the experts on WGF’s Contaminants of Emerging Concern Work Group …

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    Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Partners Equip Local Leaders to Address PFAS in Wisconsin Communities

    When Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg had to deal with the crisis of responding to PFAS contamination detected throughout Wausau’s drinking water supply in 2022, she was fortunate to be able to turn to her family friend and mentor John Robinson.  John is a former Wausau Mayor and a former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) …

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