A new center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will focus on studying PFAS and finding solutions to environmental contamination by the chemicals.

The new center will be launched with federal funding announced last week. Scientists said they hope to be able to identify PFAS they currently can’t measure, and find ways to reverse or stop environmental damage caused by the substances sometimes called “forever chemicals.”

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan announced the $963,000 appropriation during an event at the university last week. The money was included in the most recent budget passed by Congress.

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