10/18/2018- Tyco is looking to put another interim action system within the City of Marinette to filter PFAS contamination detected in surface water. The system, similar to the one proposed for Runnoe Park near the UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus, would treat water running through a ditch at the company’s Fire Technology Center on Industrial Parkway. The project was presented to Marinette’s Plan Commission Wednesday. Ben Verburg, Principal Engineer with Arcadis- the consulting firm working with Tyco on their cleanup efforts- joined in over the phone and says the interim action system will remove PFAS compounds from the water before reintroducing it to the ditch.
Chris Behrend is a Senior Program Manager with Tyco. He is hopeful the system will be up and running by the end of the year, but adds the project is still awaiting final permits from the Wisconsin DNR and the Army Corps of Engineers.
The Plan Commission approved Tyco’s proposal for the interim action system on the Industrial Parkway property. PFAS have also been detected in a ditch that runs near Marinette High School through Runnoe Park. Marinette County has already approved a request to install an interim action system to filter that water and Tyco will bring the proposal to the City of Marinette in November.