Wisconsin’s Forever Chemical Crisis – Local Impacts and Community Action
PFAS are persistent chemicals used in manufacturing that can cause severe health problems and are being discovered in a growing number of Wisconsin communities. On this tour we’ll join Wisconsin’s Green Fire members John Robinson, Meleesa Johnson, Mark Thimke and other members of WGF’s Contaminants of Concern Work Group will join the mayors of Wausau and Rhinelander and other local officials for discussion of PFAS. You’ll learn more about the unique challenges managing and protecting people and our environment from the effects of PFAS in Wisconsin communities.
The group will meet at Wausau on the Water,1300 N River Drive in downtown Wausau. There will be a discussion of prevalence of PFAS, the science and health impacts, the regulatory status as well as how communities are dealing with the impacts of it being in their drinking water.