2023 year in review citizens for a clean wausau

2023 Year in Review

Another Year of Historic Citizen-Driven Action and Research. Riverside Park Finally Remediated 17 Years After First Dioxin Soil Samples in 2006. 2023 was a special year. It not only marked the 5-year anniversary of Citizens for a Clean Wausau’s founding in 2018, but also encompassed major community progress on multiple critical local environmental fronts. A list of CCW’s 2023 news …

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3m wausau greystone plant pfas water levels

High PFAS Water Levels Identified at Local 3M Greystone Plant

  Data available on the Wisconsin DNR’s Drinking Water System Portal shows that high levels of PFAS were recently identified in the test results associated with the 3M Company Greystone Plant in the Wausau area. For the 3M Company Greystone Plant, results show that for PFOA and PFOS that the results were 210 NG/L and 310 NG/L respectively, for a …

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dnr pfas 1300 cleveland avenue wausau groundwater contamination

DNR: City Must Define PFAS Groundwater Contamination at 1300 Cleveland Ave.

Due to PFAS detected in the 1300 Cleveland Avenue’s soil and groundwater, a September 25, 2023 email from Mr. Matt Thompson of the Wisconsin DNR to the City of Wausau’s environmental consultant for the property indicates that a PFAS groundwater investigation for the site will now be necessary. Inclusion of off-site monitoring wells is likely. According to public records recently …

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State DHS Toxicologist Deems Portion of Riverside Park “Unacceptable Cancer Risk”: Signs Up

  “Our health assessment from sample site P-11 suggests that the dioxin is at high enough of a level to cause unacceptable cancer risk. We therefore recommend that the area between sampling location P-10 and P-12 be covered in landscaping fabric and filled over with a clean material such as woodchips to prevent a complete exposure pathway. We also would …

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Prominent Love Canal Toxicologist to Speak in Wausau

  Love Canal has been considered by many to be one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. Now, on June 3, Wausonians will get to hear from an expert who was actually there. The toxicologist who the State of New York had appointed to work with the Love Canal community at the height of the crisis, Stephen Lester, …

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1300 cleveland avenue pfas groundwater wausau wi

Elevated PFAS Levels Identified in 1300 Cleveland Ave. Groundwater

  The combined concentrations of PFOA and PFOS at two well locations at 1300 Cleveland Avenue were above the Department of Health Services (DHS) recommended groundwater Enforcement Standard (ES) of 20 ng/L. Another round of groundwater testing will be helpful in determining next steps, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Per a Status Report dated February 9, 2023 …

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