DNR To Host PFAS External Advisory Group Meeting On Friday, Dec. 15

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the next PFAS External Advisory Group (EAG) meeting from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.

Agenda items include updates and discussion on recent and anticipated PFAS actions, research on PFAS in Wisconsin and updates from working groups.

This is a working meeting of the EAG. While the public is invited to attend, there may not be opportunities to engage in the discussion. Questions may be submitted in advance to [email protected]. More information about this meeting, including an agenda and a link for the required registration, will be available on the PFAS External Advisory Group webpage.

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 creating and implementing the PFAS Action Plan.