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1986 Docs from Dave Obey’s Office Revealed a Dioxin Emergency in Thomas St. Neighborhood

Archived congressional records acquired from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point library indicate that, in 1986, there was a dioxin catastrophe of such proportions on Wausau’s southwest side related to the SNE site that the EPA wanted to send in “an emergency response team.” The handwritten notes from Obey’s staffer go on to suggest that the EPA “was ready to …

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DNR Issues Responsible Party Letter to 3M for Arsenic Soil Contamination Near Thomas Street

Responsible Party Letter from DNR is Dated February 26, 2021 According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online database, 3M Company – whose facility is located at 144 Rosecrans Street in Wausau – received a Responsible Party letter from the DNR on February 26, 2021 stating that information the department received indicated that 3M is “responsible for the discharge …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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