THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
PFAS Found At Tyco Stanton Street Facility
Issue Date: June 14, 2018
Information shared in a press release on Friday, June 8 by TYCO (Johnson Control), confirmed testing was conducted at the Stanton Street facility in Marinette (the prior Ansul building) for any possible detection of PFAS at the site.
In conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), TYCO conducted groundwater testing at the Stanton Street facility and found the PFAS compounds exist at that site. Tyco worked with their environmental consultant Arcadis to collect the samples for analysis.
These are the same compounds that exist in the groundwater found in the Town Of Peshtigo drinking water wells.
TYCO is in the process of completing the quality assurance review of the lab results to validate the accuracy of the data and are working cooperatively with the appropriate governmental agencies to determine the necessary follow-up investigations.
It is important to note they have not identified any drinking water wells in the vicinity of the facility. There are certain controls and measures in place to manage and treat groundwater at the facility and a work plan will be developed to identify further investigations that might be required.
Tyco will share the work plan with the public once it is approved by oversight regulatory agencies. They will also assess the current groundwater controls and measures to determine if additional measures may be necessary.
The approach will be in the same manner in which Tyco addressed the PFAS issues at the Fire Training Center. TYCO will continue to work cooperatively with the EPA, WDNR, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and officials in the City of Marinette on any plans going forward.
TYCO has been conducting environmental assessments of its facilities and surrounding areas since November of 2017 when the PFAS compounds were discovered to be present in groundwater in areas other than the fire training center.
Tyco will continue to be upfront and transparent in the community working with the various agencies and will keep the public informed of their findings and of future work plans and resolutions.