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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 …

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CCW Submits Public Input to City and DNR on 1300 Cleveland Ave.

Citizens for a Clean Wausau submitted its public input about 1300 Cleveland Avenue to the City of Wausau on February 15, 2021 and copied the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Dear Ms. Kremer:We understand that the 1300 Cleveland Avenue issue has drawn the concerns and attention of multiple noteworthy environmental and civic groups within the city and state and …

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Extremely Toxic Thallium Found in High Levels in Soil of Former Connor Property

City testing identifies numerous Thallium soil exceedances throughout property In July 2020, the Chair of the Wausau Economic Development, Alderperson Tom Neal, asked the District 3 alderperson if citizens had told him that they were afraid of 1300 Cleveland Avenue, part of the former Connor Forest Industries property, because they had heard that there was “poison there” in the soil. …

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Randy Radtke and Terry Kilian Selected As Next CCW Spokespersons

During a 3-Day CCW Conference in January, Radtke and Kilian Received Unanimous Support to Become the Next Spokespeople Citizens for a Clean Wausau is proud to announce that Randy Radtke and Terry Kilian were selected to be the next Citizens for a Clean Wausau spokespeople during a 3-day group conference at the Jefferson Street Inn in downtown Wausau last month. …

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Dioxin Results in Park Exceed State Regulatory Standards

Results from the City of Wausau’s own September 2020 soil sampling in Riverside Park show that multiple sample locations demonstrated exceedances of state DNR regulatory standards for a non-industrial setting. The City’s environmental consultant, REI Engineering, performed the soil sampling and the analysis of the results which came from Pace Laboratories. REI’s analytical spreadsheet of the latest testing results was …

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CCW Signs On to PFAS Letter to DNR

  • PFAS
  • October 13, 2020

Citizens for a Clean Wausau and Over 30 Other Wisconsin Environmental Organizations Call for the State to Require PFAS Testing in Public Drinking Water Systems Per the press release from Midwest Environmental Advocates on October 8, 2020, “a coalition of 34 environmental and public health organizations submitted a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urging the agency …

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CCW Member Interviewed in National Webinar Series About Community Activists and Leaders

“Pushing Back Against Polluters: Living Room Leadership with Tom Kilian of Citizens for a Clean Wausau” Watch the Full Video Interview Here Citizens for a Clean Wausau’s Tom Kilian was interviewed by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) as part of a national webinar series developed to continue sharing the stories of community activists and leaders during the …

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Docs: Inconsistent DNR Enforcement of Dioxin Standards in Wausau

This year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) sent the City of Wausau a Responsible Party letter to investigate and cleanup soil with dioxin levels far lower than were found in Riverside Park years ago. Yet, to this day, no substantive action has been taken by the DNR or City in or by the park where the higher soil …

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City of Wausau Receives DNR Responsible Party Letter for Dioxin Contamination

According to the DNR letter, the City of Wausau is responsible for the “discharge of a hazardous substance or other environmental pollution.” The letter references 132 River Street as the specific site of contamination. The DNR has confirmed that the pollution in question is dioxin contamination that exceeds state soil standards for a residential setting.

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