FET News

EPA Signs Off On Standards To Reduce Phosphorus Pollution In The Wisconsin River Basin

Several Lakes See Site-Specific Criteria To Cut Phosphorus Levels Efforts made by the Wisconsin DNR to improve water quality throughout the Wisconsin River basin continue to move forward with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of site-specific phosphorus criteria for Petenwell Lake, Castle Rock Lake and Lake Wisconsin. The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)...
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HAZWOPER Refresher Virtual Course – August 19 and 26, 2020

HAZWOPER Refresher Virtual Course – August 19 and 26, 2020

The HAZWOPER Refresher course will be held virtually over two days on Wednesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 26th.  The seminar is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirements under OSHA’s standards for general industry and the construction industry on hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 or 29 CFR 1926.65)....
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Wisconsin’s Neighbor Sets Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

After almost two years of rulemaking and stakeholder input, Michigan promulgated maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for seven specific per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) on August 3, 2020.  The list of seven drinking water standards shown on the table below will be the longest list of PFAS drinking water standards in the US and includes...
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Environment 2020 Update

In-Person FET Environment 2020 Conference Canceled  – Looking at Virtual Conference Options Faced with the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and the ongoing concern for our members and other conference attendees, the FET Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Environment 2020 conference scheduled for October 19-21,...
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Board OKs Wisconsin DNR drafting new PFAS restrictions

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board has unanimously approved allowing the agency to begin drafting regulations implementing restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals.  The DNR must write regulations implementing the restrictions by September. Firefighting foam was banned in February except in emergencies and testing at facilities with DNR-approved containment and disposal protocols. ...
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