According to the River Alliance, proposed changes to SB 312 related to PFAS would create more problems than solutions. Read more from the River Alliance here.
Two Wisconsin groups joined others in suing the EPA to force regulation of CAFOS. Read more here.
High capacity wells are once again negatively impacting the flow of the Little Plover River. Read more here.
On April 6, 2023, staff from WGNHS, DATCP, Portage County, and UW–Madison Extension will host a public roll-out of the Central Sands Nitrate and Neonicotinoid Study. This event will present the study results and the Groundwater Quality Resource Guide, as well as an overview of how DATCP and other state agencies are working together to […]
Gov. Tony Evers has announced a new $10 million grant program to address polluted private wells. The program uses one-time funding through federal COVID-19 relief under the American Rescue Plan Act. It will target the treatment, replacement or abandonment of polluted private wells. See more information here.
Effective May 20, 2022, federal agencies will be required to consider indirect and cumulative environmental impacts of their actions, including those related to climate change, according to an article published on Yahoo!News.
If you weren’t able to attend John Jansen’s presentation on the groundwater impacts from the proposed Richfield Dairy, or if you attended and would like to review the information that was presented, here is a link to the PowerPoint slides.
Learn What is Coming Our Way Along with Richfield Dairy July 2021 the Wisconsin Supreme Court gave the Wisconsin DNR the authority to require off-site nitrate monitoring wells and to limit animal unit numbers (the number of cows, heifers, calves, etc. housed on a given site) when they issue Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits […]
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed a proposed rule related to PFAS-containing firefighting foam as required per 2019 Act 101 and s. 299.48, Wis. Stats. This includes the determination of appropriate containment, treatment and disposal or storage measures for firefighting foam testing facilities. The DNR is now holding a public comment period on […]