Teb Chaws Asmeskas Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., yog Fabkis Island, Wis., tus neeg nyob hauv nws lub qhov dej tau kis nrog PFAS. Nws tau yees duab hauv Washington, DC, xyoo 2021. (Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc ntawm Getty Images)
Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 2 feeb

Zaj dab neeg no yog ib yam khoom ntawm tus Mississippi River Basin Ag & Lub Rooj Dej, ib qho kev tshaj tawm xov xwm ywj pheej raws li hauv University of Missouri Lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Kev Sau Xov Xwm hauv kev koom tes nrog Kev Qhia Txog Asmeskas thiab tau txais nyiaj los ntawm Walton Family Foundation. Wisconsin Saib yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm lub network. Sau npe rau peb tsab ntawv xov xwm thiab pub los txhawb peb qhov tseeb-kuaj sau xov xwm.

Cov dej tsis huv tsis quav ntsej leej twg yog tus tswv lub qhov dej uas nws nkag mus. Nws tuaj yeem yog lub tsev ntawm tus neeg ua haujlwm pabcuam lossis tus neeg tua hluav taws. 

Txawm yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm Congress.

Qhov ntawd yog rooj plaub rau US Rep. Ron Kind, tus Democrat uas nyob ntawm Fabkis Island thiab tau sawv cev rau Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District txij li xyoo 1997. Nws lub qhov dej muaj 3.73 feem ntawm ib trillion ntawm kev sib xyaw PFOA thiab PFOS - ob hom PFAS "tshuaj lom mus ib txhis." Nws nyob deb ntawm qhov phem tshaj plaws ntawm Fab Kis Island, tab sis nws thiab nws tus poj niam, Tawni Kind, tsis tau txais txoj hauv kev.

Lawv haus cov fwj dej Culligan zoo li lawv cov neeg nyob ze thiab tau teeb tsa cov lim dej hauv lawv lub tsev Campbell. Ib yam li lwm tus neeg nyob hauv, lawv tos qhov kev daws teeb meem mus sij hawm ntev.

"Tsis muaj ib yam dab tsi uas cuam tshuam koj hauv plab hnyav dua qhov kev xav tias koj tsis muaj dej haus zoo," tus tsim cai lij choj hais rau Wisconsin Watch. “Ob peb xyoos dhau los, kuv tus tub hlob tau mob qog noj ntshav. Thiab yog li Tawni thiab kuv xav paub seb qhov ntawd puas cuam tshuam nrog PFAS raug pom tias nws tau muaj thaum nws tseem yog menyuam yaus loj hlob ntawm Fabkis Island. "

Hom, uas nws koog tsev kawm ntawv ua raws tus dej Mississippi thiab npog ntau lub xeev Wisconsin sab hnub poob, tsis nrhiav kev xaiv tsa dua. Nws yuav tsis qhia meej txog nws cov phiaj xwm rau nws lub sijhawm xaus rau lub Ib Hlis, tab sis nws tos ntsoov yuav siv sij hawm ntau dua nuv ntses thiab kev yos hav zoov hauv Wisconsin.

Hauv Washington, Kind tau pab tsim lub teb chaws teb rau PFAS, uas suav nrog kev faib nyiaj ntau txhiab daus las hauv tsoomfwv rau kev sim thiab ntxuav.

Ib tug tswvcuab ntawm bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force, nws tau ua haujlwm los pab cov xeev thiab tsoomfwv hauv nroog kom tau txais nyiaj pabcuam rau PFAS kev kho mob los ntawm American Rescue Plan Act.

Txoj Cai Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, tau tsim xyoo 2021, suav nrog ib qho ntxiv $ 5 billion los hais txog PFAS hauv cov dej haus hauv Asmeskas cov zej zog ntsib "kev cuam tshuam tsis zoo."

Wisconsin lub chaw tos txais kev lag luam loj tshaj plaws tau foob kom txwv lub Xeev Lub Tsev Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv los ntawm kev tswj hwm txoj cai tswjfwm cov pa phem. Kev ntshai ntshai tias qhov kev sib tw ua tiav yuav ua rau "kev phom sij txaus ntshai" thiab "yuav tshem riam phom DNR los ntawm lub luag haujlwm tseem ceeb hauv kev tiv thaiv tib neeg thoob plaws hauv lub xeev."

Nws tau hais tias "Kuv xav tias peb xav tau lub teb chaws tus qauv ... uas yuav txwv tsis pub tsim cov tshuaj no nyob rau saum toj no," nws hais. "Kuv tsuas yog xav kom muaj kev nkag siab zoo dua. Kuv paub tias cov khoom no nyuaj, tab sis, me nyuam tub, peb tsuas yog tsis muaj khoom kim heev thaum nws los txog rau qhov no. "

Bennet Goldstein suav nrog dej zoo thiab lwm yam teeb meem ib puag ncig rau Wisconsin Watch thiab Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, koom nrog ntawm 10 lub koom haum xov xwm. Nws yog ib tus tswvcuab koom nrog Kev Tshaj Tawm rau Asmeskas, qhov kev pabcuam hauv tebchaws uas tso cov neeg sau xov xwm rau hauv chav xov xwm hauv zos. Lub koom haum Wisconsin Watch (www.WisconsinWatch.org) koom tes nrog WPR, PBS Wisconsin, lwm yam xov xwm tshaj tawm thiab University of Wisconsin-Madison Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Kev Sau Xov Xwm thiab Kev Sib Txuas Lus. Txhua yam haujlwm tsim, luam tawm, tshaj tawm lossis tshaj tawm los ntawm Wisconsin Watch tsis tas yuav cuam tshuam txog kev xav lossis kev xav ntawm UW-Madison lossis ib qho ntawm nws cov koom tes.

Rov luam tawm peb cov ntawv dawb, hauv online lossis luam tawm, raws li daim ntawv tso cai Creative Commons.

Nrov dab neeg los ntawm Wisconsin Watch

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Bennet Goldstein tshaj tawm txog dej thiab kev ua liaj ua teb raws li Wisconsin Watch's Report for America tus neeg sawv cev ntawm Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk - kev sib koom tes tshaj tawm thoob plaws hauv Pas Dej. Ua ntej qhov no, Goldstein tau nyob hauv pab pawg xov xwm tshiab ntawm Omaha World-Herald hauv Nebraska. Nws tau siv feem ntau ntawm nws txoj haujlwm ntawm cov ntaub ntawv niaj hnub hauv Iowa, suav nrog Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Goldstein txoj haujlwm tau txais khoom plig, suav nrog Associated Press Media Editors khoom plig rau qhov kev piav qhia txog tub ceev xwm tua nyob rau hauv Wisconsin nyob deb nroog, thiab Iowa Newspaper Association khoom plig rau cov yeeb yaj kiab uas piav qhia txog qhov cuam tshuam ntawm kev poob ntawm kev nyab xeeb hauv zej zog ntawm Dubuque's Marshallese zej zog . Nws kawm tiav qib Master los ntawm University of Wisconsin-Madison.