LWV UMRR held a webinar on PFAS in our four-state area on October 4 - you can watch the video at this link. For more information about the webinar, including the excellent meeting materials, click here.
Here's a public notice from the Wisconsin DNR from October 13:
From: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 13, 2021 at 08:41:08 CDT
Subject: Reminder: DNR Listening Sessions Regarding PFAS Investigations on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host listening sessions regarding the PFAS contamination in Marinette, Peshtigo and surrounding communities on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The listening sessions will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. Participants may join online or by phone.
Online: Zoom video conferencing (click the words "Zoom video" to join)
By Phone: Dial 312-626-6799, Meeting ID number: 822 9180 9472
The listening sessions will include routine updates from the DNR and the Department of Health Services (DHS) regarding the status of the PFAS investigations in the community. Representatives from several DNR programs will participate in these sessions to answer questions and hear concerns from community members regarding the PFAS cleanup and investigation.
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and certain types of firefighting foam. These contaminants have made their way into the environment through spills of PFAS-containing chemicals, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.
Participants are strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance through email at DNRJCIPFAS@wisconsin.gov or by telephone at 1-888-626-3244.
The Zoom meeting link and an agenda for these online Listening Sessions will be posted on the DNR’s Marinette and Peshtigo PFAS webpage.
Recordings of these listening sessions will be placed on the Marinette and Peshtigo PFAS webpage shortly following the events.
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