Wisconsin board delays rules setting new restrictions on PFAS chemicals

2020-08-17

Environmental regulators in Wisconsin have voted to table rules setting new restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals.

The Department of Natural Resources’ policy board made the decision in a unanimous vote, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The department has estimated local governments and businesses would have to spend about $2.3 million annually to comply with the regulations on containment and disposal of the chemicals amid objections from industry groups and Republican lawmakers.

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Insurance Journal, 17 August 2020
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