Read the full article by Henry Redman (Wisconsin Examiner)

“A program to collect and dispose of at least 25,000 gallons of PFAS-containing firefighting foam from fire departments across Wisconsin began on Monday, according to a release from Gov. Tony Evers’ office. 

Fire departments in more than 60 counties have identified unwanted firefighting foam for disposal through the program, which was started through a $1 million allocation in the 2021-23 biennial budget to the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). 

Germantown-based North Shore Environmental Construction was awarded the contract to handle the foam collection. 

PFAS are a family of cancer-causing compounds known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they don’t break down easily in the environment or the body. PFAS pollution has affected the drinking water in municipalities across the state, including Madison, Marinette and La Crosse.” …