Rhinelander Landfill/Slaughterhouse Creek Projects


Sediment investigation of Rhinelander Landfill and nearby streams, wetlands, soil, etc.


An abandoned landfill in the City of Rhinelander in Oneida County is the source of pollution of surface water and groundwater pollution by ammonia and, perhaps also metals. The site is near Slaughterhouse Creek and Pelican River and the identified pollutants have degraded these nearby resources. The contamination was first discovered in 1996, and the Department, as well as the City of Rhinelander, has spent about three years investigating the site. Preliminary monitoring has focused on changes in water quality, as well as the performance of toxicity identification studies. Further investigations will identify the degree of contamination and allow for the determination of subsequent action.

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