DNR announces new tool showing PFAS impact on state

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act by rolling out a new tool to track the impact of PFAS on the state.

The PFAS Interactive Data Viewer consolidates multiple data points into one place so that Wisconsinites can see how PFAS are affecting their community. The move comes a day after the DNR announced a program to collect and dispose of firefighting foam that contains the dangerous chemicals.

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“The more information we can gather about how PFAS are affecting communities and individuals across the state, the better we can work together to get resources out to folks in these impacted areas,” Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. ”

The tool shows data including the location of PFAS cleanup sites, which areas are being sampled for PFAS, and whether there are special PFAS-based consumption advisories for your area.