Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued an executive order dealing with a class of concerning chemicals. Evers is using an executive order to address pollution from chemicals in firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, and fast food containers. They’re known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.)
Evers wants state environmental and agriculture regulators to work with wastewater treatment plants to identify PFA sources, and develop regulatory standards for them. His administration is proposing a new PFAS enforcement standard of 20 parts per trillion. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is already working to implement that. The federal standard is 70 parts per trillion.