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DNR Holds Fourth Meeting In PFAS Listening Series

Issue Date: December 12, 2019

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will join other state officials in Marinette for afternoon and evening listening sessions on PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area. The Dec. 18 sessions, fourth in a series of six days of DNR-sponsored meetings, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community REC Center at 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding the six sets of sessions in Marinette to gain public input on the PFAS issue.

There has been much local concern about PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), which are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products, including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and certain types of firefighting foam.

Majority of the contamination found in Town of Peshtigo groundwaters and in surface waters in the Peshtigo/Marinette area are believed to have originated at a site in the City of Marinette used by Tyco/Johnson Controls to test fire extinguishers. There is concern that sludge from City of Marinette and City of Peshtigo wastewater treatment plants that was spread on farm fields in the area may have contributed to the spread of the contaminants.

The DNR is in the process of collecting information to establish limits for PFAS content in water and establishing rules for its handling. PFAS is also a problem in other areas of the state and they too would be affected by whatever rules are adopted.

PFAS substances are referred to as "legacy" contaminants because they accumulate in the human body and elsewhere and reportedly do not disperse with the passage of time.

The DNR's news release announcing the public listening sessions says these "legacy contaminants" have made their way into the environment through accidental spills of PFAS-containing materials, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.

Marinette County Board at its November meeting passed a resolution asking the state to set content standards and adopt legislation in regard to PFAS.

Kaul's plans to attend the Dec. 18 sessions was announced at a meeting of the local Citizens Advisory Committee held at Stephenson Public Library in Marinette on Monday, Dec. 2.

DNR officials involved in the three previous listening session days in Marinette have included Christine Haag, Remediation and Redevelopment Program Director; Dave Neste, Remediation and Redevelopment Project Manager, and Kyle Burton, Drinking and Groundwater Field Operations Director. They and/or other representatives from the DNR will be on hand to answer questions and hear concerns from community members regarding PFAS cleanup and investigation.

There are also sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Feb. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. The two listening sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 20 attracted about 100 concerned residents.

Under DNR oversight, in fall of 2017 Johnson Controls, Inc./Tyco Fire Products, began conducting a site investigation for PFAS contamination at their test site. Additional sites have been identified in the Marinette/Peshtigo area and in numerous other parts of the state where investigation work must be done and future remediation may be necessary.


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