Citizens for a Clean Wausau Submits Comments to DNR on WAULECO Remediation

Today’s comments urge environmental regulators to add extensive on-site excavation and an off-site pump and treat system to WAULECO’s remediation efforts The DNR is currently reviewing WAULECO’s Remedial Action Alternatives Plan for the next phase of the Thomas Street neighborhood’s groundwater remediation effort. The neighborhood’s groundwater was highly contaminated by pentachlorophenol after decades of its use at the Crestline and …

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City’s Consulting Firm Had WAULECO’s Dioxin Results in 2007

In a March 9, 2017, Capital Improvements and Street Maintenance Committee meeting, a resident asked the environmental consultant from AECOM (formerly Earth Tech) what kind of dioxin problem WAULECO had in the past. The consultant responded that it was not dioxin, but pentachlorophenol. However, a 2007 letter sent to the consulting firm regarding Thomas Street Construction from WAULECO’s consultant RMT …

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Father of City’s Environmental Engineer was SNE’s Director of Manufacturing and Material Management

Wausau resident’s reaction at the meeting regarding the City employee’s family connection: “I would have preferred to have had that disclosed.” On Monday, the City of Wausau’s Environmental Engineer — Kevin Fabel — spent nearly 45 minutes presenting an REI report to the Parks Committee which dealt significantly with past Crestline and SNE contamination and how it relates to further …

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WAULECO Lawsuit Memo Related to Neighborhood Penta and Dioxins Now Publicly Available

Source: Wisconsin DNR BRRTS The stated purpose of the 2009 memorandum written by a consultant of the plaintiffs’ attorneys was to characterize the WAULECO-related penta and dioxin concentrations that existed in onsite and offsite locations through time. According to the WSAW Channel 7 article, Wausau Residents Sue Over Chemical Contamination, neighborhood residents “sued Wauleco, alleging personal injury and property damage …

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Sentry Alleged “Fraud” in Harris-Crestline Suit Relating to Penta Contamination

Source of Documents: Marathon County Courthouse Court documents stamped “Legal Department Sentry Insurance” with “RECEIVED OCT 29 1984” on them, suggest that after purchasing controlling shares of the company, Sentry later sued select Harris-Crestline former shareholders for claims including “common law intentional fraud” and “negligent misrepresentation” that related to the Thomas Street industrial property’s pentachlorophenol contamination. “Harris-Crestline had reason to …

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Siewert and Burrows On CCW Group and Thomas St. “Toxic Material” Dumped in Holtz Krause (Audio)

      Oliver Burrows of 1230 WXCO’s Hometown Morning interviewed Shereen Siewert, Editor of the Wausau Pilot & Review, on November 1, 2018. The full program can be found on WXCO’s website. The interview addressed Siewert’s recent article: Toxic secrets: Pollution, evasion and fear in Wausau’s River Street neighborhood. Burrows and Siewert also discussed the issue of the historical …

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DNR Docs: Building on Western Edge of Riverside Park Had Been an SNE Drum Storage Site for “Waste Containing Dioxin”

Near the current culvert area, in 1986, after numerous waste disposal and storage facilities stated they would not accept SNE’s dioxin-containing waste, official records show that the company then used a building on the western border of Riverside Park to store the drums. A diagram from DNR files shows that it had the capacity to store 136 drums of this …

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Memo: Even in 1984, SNE, A Sentry Enterprise, Aware Penta Contained Dioxin

  From an SNE Memo, Then Labeled Confidential. Source:  Marathon County Courthouse “Pentachlorophenol does contain HxCDD which is a dioxin. It is not as harmful as the dioxins found at Times Beach, Missouri or Agent Orange, but the one word, carcinogen, makes this a very important issue.” — Memo from Pete Nygaard of SNE (A Sentry Enterprise) to Howard Dolce, …

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