A piece of legislation currently making its way to the Wisconsin State Senate would establish a new grant program for communities looking to address PFAS contamination.
The chemicals are an endemic issue in Wisconsin’s waterways — and they’ve been tied to a number of adverse health effects.
But, legislative Democrats and environmental advocates are raising red flags over the bill, as it could protect polluters from facing legal consequences.
For more, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Tony Wilkin Gibart, the Executive Director of Midwest Environmental Advocates.
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