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“MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers on Friday, Jan. 22 announced that his administration is preparing to take legal action against companies responsible for PFAS contamination in Wisconsin.
The governor, in consultation with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, asked the Department of the Administration (DOA) to begin the selection process for an outside law firm to help the state evaluate and pursue litigation against companies responsible.
The decision comes following recommendations from the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council’s PFAS Action Plan released in December 2020.
‘PFAS can have devastating effects not only on our state’s ecosystem and vital natural resources, but on the health of our families and communities across the state,’ said Gov. Evers. ‘It is unacceptable, and those companies responsible for the contamination of our land and water should be held accountable.’
One of the action items recommended from the action plan is pursuing appropriate legal action against corporate actors responsible for the harmful discharges…”