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DNR announces new Web page for public to learn status of Town of Jackson gasoline cleanup

News Release Published: August 9, 2012 by the Southeast Region

Contact(s): William Cosh, Department Spokesperson, 608-267-2773, Scott Ferguson, Spills Coordinator, 414-263-8685, Marcus Smith, Regional Public Affairs Manager, 414-263-8516

JACKSON, Wis.--The DNR today announced the launch of a Web page dedicated to providing the public with the latest information on the status of the Town of Jackson gasoline cleanup.

The page can be reached from the DNR's website: dnr.wi.gov, where you should enter the search term "Jackson." In addition to finding a link to subscribe to DNR updates about advisories and cleanup activities, visitors to the page also can find the following information:

  • Who to contact about obtaining bottled water.
  • Steps for having your well tested by the West Shore Pipe Line Company.
  • Phone numbers for DNR and West Shore Pipe Line Company staff.
  • Where to go to file a claim with the West Shore Pipe Line Company.

On July 17, 2012, a gasoline spill from a petroleum product pipeline occurred in the Town of Jackson in Washington County. Approximately 55,000 gallons spilled, and water samples from private wells located near the spill have detected gasoline compounds above health advisory levels. The DNR has been working with pipeline officials, residents and State of Wisconsin and Washington County health officials to respond to this problem.

"We're launching the Web page because it's important that citizens can turn to our agency for current information on the status of the spill," said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. "This problem won't get solved overnight. But our agency has had boots on the ground since day one. We'll be there until the job is done. And we want the public to know just what it is we're doing."

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