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DNR seeks public input on PFAS contamination at listening session in Marinette Sept. 18

Contact(s): Contact: Christine Haag, Remediation and Redevelopment Program Director, 608-266-0244 or
September 11, 2019 at 4:00:58 pm

MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources is holding a listening session in Marinette on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to seek public input on PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area.

Representatives from the DNR will be on hand from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marinette Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., to answer questions and hear concerns from community members regarding PFAS cleanup and investigation.

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays, and certain types of firefighting foam.

These legacy contaminants have made their way into the environment through accidental spills of PFAS-containing materials, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.

The meeting is the first in a series of six meetings the DNR will hold in the area as part of the department's effort to provide open and ongoing communication via monthly, in-person forums, where residents can meet with DNR and Department of Health Services staff.

All sessions will be held at the Community REC Center.

Last Revised: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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