09/06/2018- While testing continues to determine the breadth and severity of local PFAS contamination, Tyco is taking steps to ensure contaminated groundwater doesn’t end up in the bay of Green Bay. The Marinette County Infrastructure Committee considered a request Wednesday to grant Tyco a five-year easement to place an interim action system on a half-acre parcel of county land near the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and Runnoe Park to purify the water running through a creek there before it reaches the bay. Chris Behrend is a Program Manager with Tyco. He says a granular activated carbon filter will be installed at the site and the goal is to have it up and running before winter.
Behrend says following these interim measures, Tyco will perform further beautification projects in the area to benefit both the university and the county.
Tyco will make annual payments to the county for the use of the land, though that price has yet to be established. The Infrastructure Committee approved the request and sent it on to the full County Board for final consideration.