By: Colton Emswiler

Published: July 20, 2022

Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul visited French Island Wednesday morning to announce a newly filed lawsuit against several companies the state feels are responsible for contaminating water supplies with the forever chemical known as PFAS.

Evers says that the corporations, including DuPont and 3M, kept the risks of their products close to the vest instead of making the potential harm public.

“These manufacturers knew or should have known that their products could harm public health, pollute our waters and our natural resources,” Evers said. “Rather than warning consumers and users of associated risk and harm to their products and PFAS, these polluters concealed these dangers and even downplayed them to our families, communities and Wisconsinites.”