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1992 Health Assessment for Wausau Superfund, Including Wausau Chemical

In 2019, a Citizens for a Clean Wausau volunteer filed an open records request with the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) regarding health assessments pertaining to Wausau Chemical, among other entities. The following health assessment was received from DHS. The PDF can be accessed directly through this link or reviewed embedded below. The report indicates that samples …

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Full Stantec Summary of Opinions from WAULECO Contamination Lawsuit

According to the WSAW Channel 7, in the past, local residents sued parties related to the former Crestline windows factory along Thomas Street, alleging that pentachlorophenol and dioxins from the site had contaminated the neighborhood on Wausau’s southwest side:“From 1946 to 1986, a product known as Penta was commonly used at the Crestline plant. In 2011, during a special NewsChannel …

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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, …

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DNR Requiring More Dioxin Testing in Riverside Park

On February 24, the WDNR notified the City of Wausau that additional soil sampling is required to fully define the extent of dioxin contamination in the neighborhood park Years of Denial, Pushback, and Delay from City Officials and Departments Marked the History of Park Testing: “There’s nothing that says there are issues in Riverside Park” Soil testing in the recent …

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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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