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Environmental Protection | Public Health | Regulations | Safety | PFAS

New Restrictions On PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1

2019 Wisconsin Act 101, published on Feb. 6, 2020 and codified in Wisconsin Statutes section 299.48, implements measures that mitigate the discharge of PFAS-containing firefighting foam into the environment, and in doing so supports efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and fire departments to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin residents and the firefighting community.

Environmental Protection | Public Health | Safety | PFAS

Elevated PFAS Levels Found In Ditch Downstream Of JCI/Tyco

Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received analytical sample results from surface water monitoring conducted in July by Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and its subsidiary Tyco Fire Products, LP (Tyco) associated with the ongoing PFAS investigation at their Fire Technology Center in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Environmental Protection | Rivers

Lower Wisconsin Riverway Receives International Designation

The Lower Wisconsin Riverway is now recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the United States and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Awards | Environmental Protection | Industry | Safety | E-cycle

E-Cycle Wisconsin Celebrates 10-Year Milestone With 325 Million Pounds Of Electronics Recycled

During the first 10 years of Wisconsin's electronics recycling program, state households and schools recycled 325 million pounds of TVs, computers and other consumer devices, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Monitoring | Groundwater

DNR Seeks Public Input On Water Quality Standards

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is beginning a public input process to determine what issues it will work on over the next three years to protect water quality in lakes, streams and rivers.