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Wisconsin lawmakers approve firefighting foam restrictions

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WISCONSIN (AP) -- Wisconsin Republicans have approved a bill that would impose new requirements on the use of firefighting foams in an effort to curtail groundwater pollution.

The Republican-authored proposal 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 facility has implemented containment, treatment and disposal measures to prevent releases into the environment.

The Senate approved the bill Tuesday. The Assembly followed suit with a voice vote later in the day.

The bill goes next to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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