City of Wausau to Apply for EPA Remediation Grant for 1300 Cleveland Ave.

  The EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant Would Assist with Costs to Remediate Longstanding, Widespread Site Contamination At its October 25, 2022 meeting, the Wausau City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposal from GEI — the City’s environmental consultants — to prepare and submit an application for a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Cleanup Grant for 1300 Cleveland Avenue …

View Post
cleveland avenue wausau pfas groundwater testing

DNR Requests PFAS Groundwater Testing for 1300 Cleveland Avenue

Detection of PFAS in the Site’s Soils Apparently Prompts Request for PFAS Groundwater Sampling According to an August 2, 2022 email from Matt Thompson, a DNR Hydrogeologist Program Coordinator, to Eric Lindman, the City of Wausau’s Public Works Director, the DNR advised that a plan be developed to sample for PFAS in groundwater at 1300 Cleveland Avenue due to the …

View Post
1300 cleveland avenue wausau wisconsin

Report to DNR Details Contamination Identified at 1300 Cleveland Avenue

  The Site Investigation Report for 1300 Cleveland Avenue submitted to the DNR by the City of Wausau’s consultants — GEI Consultants, Inc. — details multiple Contaminants of Concern (COCs) related to soil contamination on the property, such as Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP Arsenic Per the report Individual PAH compound concentrations were identified in the soil …

View Post
june 11 dnr letter to city of wausau

DNR Requests That Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Be Added to City’s Testing of 1300 Cleveland Ave.

In a June 11, 2021 letter, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conveyed to the City of Wausau that a broad analyte list is necessary to identify potential contamination at 1300 Cleveland Avenue given the historic practice of dumping hazardous substances at the site. The DNR requested that compounds associated with lacquers and varnishes, specifically bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, be included in …

View Post
ccw comments on work plans

CCW Submits Comments to DNR on Proposed Testing Plans for 1300 Cleveland Ave. and Nearby 3M Rail Lots

Citizens for a Clean Wausau (CCW) submitted its comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding Site Investigation Work Plans recently submitted by the City of Wausau and 3M Company, and their consultants, for 1300 Cleveland Avenue and the nearby former CN/WCL railroad track lots, respectively. DNR BRRTS pages for each site at hand, with the work plans linked …

View Post
dhs health conclusions 1300 cleveland avenue patrick peckham wausau wisconsin

Department of Health Services Provides Public Health Conclusions for 1300 Cleveland Avenue

5/6/21 Update: In a 4/30/21 communication, DHS clarified its earlier recommendation about gardening practices by specifying that “residents concerned about soil contamination can use raised bed gardening on their private property for growing fruits and vegetables.” An image of the communication can be viewed below: According to a letter from state health officials, Alderperson Patrick Peckham, who represents Wausau’s District …

View Post
3m dump 3m park wausau wisconsin

1974 Aerial Imagery of Industrial & Dump Sites on Wausau’s Southwest Side

Among sites of interest that can be viewed in the aerial photos are Connor Forest Industries, Crestline (later SNE and WAULECO), 3M Company (aka Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing), and 3M Company’s massive waste dump at the time – now better known as 3M Park. Imagery was flown April 26, 1974 and May 4, 1974 by Aero-Metric Engineering Inc of Sheboygan, …

View Post
stephen lester chej thallium cleveland avenue wausau

Harvard-Trained Toxicologist Gives Opinion on Cleveland Ave. Thallium Contamination

Prominent toxicologist, Stephen Lester, along with research associate, Mihir Vohra, evaluates Thallium soil contamination on Wausau’s southwest side From the evaluation and letter: “Although thallium can be detected in native soil as most heavy metals are, the levels of thallium found at the 1300 Cleveland Avenue site are above state and federal guideline values that warrant cleanup. This is particularly …

View Post