Madison, WI – Today, Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced they filed a lawsuit against three Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other defendants that have caused PFAS contamination in Wisconsin’s waterways and other natural resources.
State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“It’s beyond time that we make polluters pay for the PFAS contaminations these huge corporations knowingly put into our water supply. I want to thank Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul for prioritizing the health and safety of all Wisconsinites. Access to clean, safe water is a right, not a privilege. No one should have to worry if their water is safe to drink and use.
“All across Wisconsin, communities are plagued by these dangerous and toxic chemicals. PFAS pollution is a dire public health crisis, a threat to our environment, and our economy. Corporations and manufacturers that knowingly caused damage against Wisconsinites’ health and well-being must be held accountable, not the taxpayers.”