1980s Records Show TCE and PCE in Water at Specific Locations

Sample files from the UW archives of the office of Congressman David Obey show TCE and PCE contamination in water at specific locations in Wausau in the 1980s. The records suggest that Wausau residents were potentially drinking contaminated water for years before the issue was resolved. The files can be viewed embedded below or directly accessed and downloaded through the …

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Wausau Farmers Market: 2009 Health Consultation for Arsenic in Soil

While the assessment from Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) concluded that the levels of arsenic in the area used for the farmers market are not expected to harm people’s health due to the interim measure of clean gravel fill covering the un-vegetated portion of the site, it could “not conclude whether or not people could have been harmed in …

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1988 Civil Action Naming Wausau Chemical, City of Wausau, Others

Regarding the contamination of Wausau’s drinking water supply in the 1980s. Civil Action in the Western District Court naming Wausau Chemical, the City of Wausau, and others as defendants. “Analysis of water samples taken from various taps within the City of Wausau have shown evidence of contamination with hazardous substances including PCE.” The contamination resulted in a Wausau Superfund site …

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