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Tyco/JCI Provides New Updates on PFAS Issue

Issue Date: February 17, 2021

Senior Marketing Communications Manager Jim Cox shared several updates in a Feb. 10 Community letter on the progress of their remediation efforts since the beginning of the year. Cox announced Tyco has continued to make progress on their remediation project related to their Fire Technology.

On Jan. 7, Tyco announced a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed in 2018 against Tyco on behalf of individuals who live in the Town of Peshtigo and whose property has been affected by the presence of PFAS attributed to their Fire Technology Center (FTC). That settlement agreement is part of Tyco's efforts to address the disruption this issue has caused their neighbors. It does not affect or change Tyco's ongoing initiatives to remediate PFAS from the FTC in the Marinette/Peshtigo area to ensure our neighbors have clean and safe water. The agreement provides that Tyco will pay up to $17.5 million to compensate Town of Peshtigo residents who live within a defined area. The money is allocated to settle property and personal claims. Individual claimants will receive formal notice of the settlement from plaintiffs' attorneys that provides details on how it will proceed.

Those eligible to file a claim are current or former residents and current or former landowners who owned and/or lived at a property with a private drinking water well source for at least one year between January 1, 1965 and December 31, 2020, in the impacted area bounded in the north by University Drive, in the south by Heath Lane, in the west by Roosevelt Road and in the east by the Bay of Green Bay, all in the Town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

Also mentioned was the Town of Peshtigo Supervisors approving a drafted letter to the City of Marinette about supplying water to the Town of Peshtigo residents.Tyco stands ready to deliver a long-term, sustainable and reliable drinking water supply for residents whose wells were impacted by PFAS from their FTC. Decisions on a water line, however, need to be made by both Peshtigo and Marinette city officials representing their communities.Tyco appreciates the Town of Peshtigo Supervisors' approval on Jan. 28, 2021 of a motion to draft a letter formally requesting Marinette to supply parts of the Town with water.Tyco has and will continue to pay for legal and technical assistance that the communities need to reach decisions. Once decisions are made, Tyco will be committed to funding and constructing a permanent water line.

Tyco also presented our Integrated Water/Soil Source Control solution at the WDNR's January Listening Session and acted on neighbors' request during the session for accelerated testing of drinking water wells.Tyco was grateful for the opportunity to present their PFAS remediation plan of their Integrated Water/ Soil source Control solution for groundwater and soil to their neighbors at Listening Session 12 hosted by the WDNR on Wednesday, Jan 20. In the letter Tyco announced that they value the feedback and questions their neighbors shared with them, as well as the important information and insights shared by the WDNR and WDHS. Tyco is now finalizing their official plans for the groundwater extraction and treatment system, as well as remediation of affected soil at the FTC and will be submitting the plans to the WDNR for review in the coming weeks.

One topic that several neighbors raised at the January Listening Session was whether it might be possible to have their wells re-tested by Tyco in advance of their normally scheduled time under Tyco's water testing program. Most homes have been offered up to nine seasonal testing opportunities through this initiative over the past three years and are part of the ongoing testing opportunities we provide. While many neighbors have been opting out of the latest rounds of testing, Tyco was happy to honor the request and move up testing for any interested neighbors in their testing program. Tyco recently sent out postcards offering an accelerated testing opportunity, and some neighbors did take advantage of the offer. Tyco will be testing for all 36 PFAS analytes, which include Cycle 11 analytes.

In ending Tyco wanted to remind the neighbors that they will be doing testing at the FTC of their lifesaving firefighting products inside their test houses and indoor test areas to ensure that they will work properly when first responders are needed. Tyco will also be training first responders in the summer months to fight fires so they can do their job effectively and return safely home to their families.

Tyco stopped testing firefighting foam blended with PFAS outdoors more than three years ago and now only use this area to test Tyco products that do not contain PFAS such as handheld dry chemical extinguishers. All of these activities can result in visible smoke. All of the testing at the FTC is covered by and complies with a permit issued by the WDNR called a Minor Source Air Permit. Testing will occur on Tuesday-Thursday during normal business hours from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. If you see smoke and have any questions, feel free to call 715- 582-7100.

As always, please visit TycoMarinette.com for additional updates and to sign up to get an alert when new updates are posted. Also, feel free to reach out to Tyco with any other questions at 800-314-1381 or 715-582-7100.


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