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Wisconsin's Evers' administration seeks OK to start new PFAS regulations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' administration is set to ask state environmental officials for permission to develop new limits on a group of chemicals known as PFAS in groundwater.

Department of Natural Resources officials are scheduled to ask the agency's policy board on December 14th for permission to begin drafting numeric standards for four types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in groundwater. The board adopted limits on PFAS in surface and drinking water earlier this year but killed the agency's proposal to set groundwater limits. DNR officials say they're renewing the process after federal environmental officials in June issued health advisories on PFAS in groundwater. DNR officials have not said what limits they're considering.

Hans Ahlström is the host of several programs including the daily musical variety show Weekday, the mostly straight ahead jazz show Night Studio, the self explanatory Blues Today, and the eclectic Sound Spectrum. You can also hear Hans as the local host of NPR's All Things Considered news magazine. He also helps manage Public Radio 90's web content, interviews local and visiting writers and artists, works with NMU student interns, and writes the occasional news story.