Environment & Energy Report

Johnson Controls’ Forever Chemicals Part of Wider Wisconsin Woes

Aug. 8, 2019, 7:19 PM

Johnson Controls International Plc faces continued scrutiny over its cleanup of “forever chemicals” that may leak into groundwater and surface water in northeastern Wisconsin.

The company boosted by $140 million reserves in a fund largely to cover the potential costs of cleaning up contamination tied to discharges of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), at Wisconsin sites, according to an Aug. 1 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Separately, the company has until Sept. 3 to provide additional information requested by the Department of Natural Resources about how it disposes of PFAS waste, a...

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