In his budget proposal, Gov. Evers requested
five science positions to be restored to the DNR to study PFAS. The Republicans in the legislature gave two
positions back. What will those scientists be doing? Well, those two scientists are a down payment
on what we actually need. So, these scientists will be working on research
associated with finding PFAS, this insidious chemical that is in our ecosystem, and coordinating
best practices with other scientists who are working on this chemical – where it is, where
it isn’t – from around the region.So they’ll be working on what I call empirical data research
that scientists do to tell us where this chemical is.