Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration plans to ask state environmental officials again for permission to develop limits on a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin groundwater.
Local officials want to reassure residents about their drinking water, even amid questions about health risks and who will pay to clean up the contamination.
Regulated industries in 2020 released at least 94.5 million pounds of potentially harmful nitrates into the Mississippi River basin. But some releases go untallied.
‘There’s nothing that hits you in the gut harder than the thought that you don’t have safe drinking water,’ the retiring Democrat says.