Natural Resources Board approves restarting process to set PFAS standards


The Natural Resources Board unanimously approved a measure to restart the process of setting numerical standards for PFAS in groundwater.

The new groundwater standards would guide PFAS regulation across a variety of areas, such as solid and hazardous waste, spills and remediation sites, wastewater and water quality, fertilizer and pesticides.

The board at a February meeting agreed on standards for drinking and surface water, but deadlocked 3-3 on limits for groundwater as board member Terry Hilgenberg of Shawano, an appointee by former GOP Gov. Scott Walker, abstained from voting. Yeste...

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