MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding virtual listening sessions on Wednesday, April 20 to provide project updates and seek public input on PFAS contamination in the city of Marinette, town of Peshtigo and surrounding communities. These listening sessions are the 17th in a series of public input opportunities hosted by the DNR for area residents.

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

The public is strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-888-626-3244.

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 chemicals, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.

Addressing PFAS contamination in the environment is part of Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide initiative to ensure Wisconsinites have access to clean, safe drinking water. In 2019, the governor signed Executive Order #40 to address the issue of PFAS across the state.

Additional information on PFAS is available on the Wisconsin DHS website and the Wisconsin DNR website.


EVENT DETAILS


WHAT:

Listening Sessions On PFAS Contamination In Marinette & Peshtigo

WHO:
Christine Haag, DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Program Director
Alyssa Sellwood, DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Program Project Manager
Jodie Peotter, DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Brownfields, Outreach and Policy Section Chief
Kyle Burton, DNR Drinking and Groundwater Field Operations Director
Amanda Koch, DHS Health Educator


WHEN:
Listening Session 17, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Noon-2 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.


WHERE:
Join via Zoom here.
Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 881 6384 3813

Submit questions in advance by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-888-626-3244.

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