State Legislature Gives Approval to Restrictions on Firefighting Foam

The state legislature has approved a bill that would impose
new requirements on the use of firefighting foams in an effort to curtail
groundwater pollution.

The proposal authored by Republicans would allow the use of
firefighting foam that contains man-made chemicals known as PFAS only as part
of an emergency operation, firefighter training or testing, if the testing has
implemented containment, treatment and disposal measures to prevent releases
into the environment.

The State Senate approved the bill Tuesday, with the Assembly
giving their approval on a voice vote. The bill now goes to Governor Tony Evers
for a signature.