Regulations for firefighting foam containing `forever chemicals` on hold after push back from lobbying group

Wisconsin will take its first step toward regulating "forever chemicals" next month with a law requiring firefighting foam containing the chemicals to be fully treated and disposed of, but the law will be without enforcement standards.   

Act 101 will take effect Tuesday, banning firefighting foam containing PFAS except in the case of emergency situations such as fires at airports or oil refineries, or in the case of testing facilities with proper treatment facilities.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals used for their water- and stain-resistant qualities in products like clothing and carpet, nonstick cookware, packaging and firefighting foam. The chemicals are persistent, remaining both in the environment and human body over time. Accumulation of the chemicals in the body can cause cancer, studies have shown, or other adverse health effects....

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Ken Notes: It appears the we may be more in line with the federal government which is good. The election will have a huge impact here, now there is some protections for PRPs. It will be interesting to see how much this will change if there is a change at the presidential level. If I were a company I might be looking for a deal, not a delay, now...



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