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Fact Check: Did the DNR state that there was an “ongoing discharge” of pentachlorophenol into the Wisconsin River? Yes.

A city councilman criticized descriptions and estimates from citizens as “misleading,” but according to DNR records, these statements were completely accurate and were actually taken from the government verbatim. However, claims from the councilman were not accurate when compared with DNR records. Claims in Question City Councilman, Patrick Peckham, has repeatedly made claims that contaminated groundwater entering the Wisconsin River …

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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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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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