As Fox River PCB cleanup nears end in Wisconsin, area paper mills appear to have agreed on payment

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As Fox River PCB cleanup nears end in Wisconsin, area paper mills appear to have agreed on payment

November 07, 2017 - 18:23
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GREEN BAY, WI, Nov. 7, 2017 (Green Bay Press Gazette ) -It’s looking more and more like the cleanup of the Fox River will come to a close at nearly the same time as the legal wrangling over who pays for it.

The dredging and capping operation near the mouth of the river is nearly finished for the season, according to Scott Stein, spokesman for Tetra Tech, the prime contractor for the cleanup. Workers will head out again in the spring for what could be the last year of dredging on the Lower Fox River, a project that began in 2009, south of the De Pere dam, and slowly worked downstream.

Workers from the subcontractor, J. F. Brennan Co. of La Crosse, are removing sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from the river bottom, treating the water and landfilling the dredgings.

Green Bay Press Gazette - As PCB cleanup nears end, area mills appear to have agreed on payment

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