DNR To Host PFAS Technical Group Meeting Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the next meeting of the PFAS Technical Group from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The meeting will include guests from Michigan and the Battelle Memorial Institute.

The PFAS Technical Group is a working group designed as a forum to present and discuss information related to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Wisconsin, with an emphasis on presentations from entities outside of the DNR. This group does not have an appointed membership; Any interested party may attend.

The public is invited to participate and may ask questions or provide comments at this meeting. Questions may also be submitted in advance to DNRPFASInquiries@wisconsin.gov. More information on the meeting, including a Zoom link and an agenda, can be found on the DNR’S PFAS Technical Group webpage.

About PFAS

PFAS 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 legacy contaminants have made their way into the environment in a variety of ways, including spills of PFAS-containing materials, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and use of certain types of firefighting foams.

Visit the Wisconsin DNR website to learn more about measures undertaken to mitigate PFAS contamination in Wisconsin, including the creation and implementation of the PFAS Action Plan.