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Wisconsin lawmakers introduce sweeping PFAS pollution bill

WISCONSIN (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are introducing sweeping legislation designed to curb pollution from PFAS chemicals.

Sen. Dave Hansen, a Green Bay Democrat, and Rep. John Nygren, a Marinette Republican, unveiled the the bills Thursday.

The package would allocate money to conduct research on how to destroy PFAS, sample wildlife for PFAS contamination, test municipal water supplies for contamination and direct the Department of Natural Resources to enact limitations on PFAS in the state's water and air.

Legislators passed a bill that would impose new restrictions on firefighting foam last week.

The measure is now on Gov. Tony Evers' desk.

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