New federal standard on ‘forever chemicals’ in the works

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A Culligan water dispenser system is set up in a home.
Jeff Lamont has a water dispenser in his Peshtigo, Wis., home due to PFAS contamination in the tap water. Angela Major/WPR

For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency will draft a national standard regulating so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water. A WPR reporter and a Department of Natural Resources official explain Wisconsin’s efforts to curb PFAS in drinking water.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Kyle Burton Guest