request for more manhole testing

Citizens for a Clean Wausau Submits Request to DNR for More Manhole Testing

Today’s request urges environmental regulators to take action on further investigations in and around the Thomas Street neighborhood. Just last month, Wausau Water Works had sampling and testing done from manholes in and around the Thomas Street neighborhood. The results showed that 4 of 6 manholes tested came back positive for pentachlorophenol. Today, in regard to this matter, Citizens for …

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Public Works Director to City Attorney: Consultant will determine “IF” More Riverside Park Testing is Needed

Data Source:  Open Records Request, City of Wausau Public records show that just two days after the 1/7/19 Parks & Recreation Committee unanimous vote for planning additional testing in Riverside Park, a department head conveyed to Wausau’s city attorney that the vote was about hiring an environmental consultant to determine “IF” additional testing would occur. However, just minutes prior to …

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Docs: 3M fill “used to fill the entire plant area” of the former Connor Property

DNR documents shed further light on the history of the property, which bordered Thomas St., Cleveland Ave., and other roadways. The City of Wausau recently rezoned a significant portion of it from industrial to residential. DNR documents indicate that the “entire plant area” of the former Connor Forest Industries (CFI) property was filled with 3M fill or roofing granules. 1980s …

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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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Docs: DNR Covertly Surveilled Connor Forest Industries on Thomas St. – 1982 Estimate Shows 90K+ Gallons Dumped at Property

Source: Wisconsin DNR and City of Wausau Through Open Records Requests by a Wausau Resident and Now CCW Volunteer Citizens for a Clean Wausau begins its series of documents related to the former Connor Forest Industries facility along Thomas Street and Cleveland Avenue The Planning Commission and the Wausau City Council recently rezoned 1300 Cleveland Avenue (formerly the Wausau Incubator …

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toxicologist stephen lester comments to citizens for a clean wausau

Read the Full Letter of Harvard-Trained Toxicologist, Stephen Lester, Critiquing the DHS Wausau Dioxin Assessment

At the request of members of the Citizens for a Clean Wausau group, a prominent toxicologist, Stephen Lester — both Harvard-trained and with extensive dioxin experience — agreed to review (pro bono) the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) letter report dated August 20, 2018, on dioxin contamination in Riverside Park and the surrounding Thomas and River Street neighborhood.

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rsei score comparison 3m rosecrans wausau from epa data

EPA Data: 3M Wausau Risk Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Score Over 3,200 Times Higher Than Industry Median

Source: https://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/rsei.html?facid=54401MXXXX144RO What is RSEI? According to EPA.gov: “Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) is a screening-level model that analyzes factors that contribute to human health risk. These factors include the amount of chemical released, the degree of toxicity, and the size of the exposed population. RSEI calculates scores to highlight releases that would potentially pose greater risk over a lifetime of …

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