Gov. Evers reintroduces legislation addressing statewide PFAS contamination

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers visited La Crosse on Wednesday, April 21, to reintroduce legislation addressing statewide PFAS contamination. 

PFAS can be found in everyday products we use, like cookware and certain types of firefighting foam.

During a news conference, Governor Evers and other state lawmakers presented the "Clear Act."

It would enforce statewide PFAS standards, provide funding for PFAS testing and would help with monitoring and mitigation efforts.

"Every Wisconsinite should be able to turn on the water in the morning and have it come out of the tap clean. Period. But we know that whether it is PFAS or lead or nitrates, for far too many Wisconsinites, that is not the case," Evers said.

Gov. Evers says the state is currently monitoring areas in La Crosse, Madison and Marinette, where the environmentally dangerous chemicals may be an issue.

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