Spill reported at Marinette plant

The Brillion News

MARINETTE - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the cleanup of an accidental release of a mixture of river water and contaminated groundwater from the JCI/Tyco facility at 1 Stanton St. in Marinette.

Groundwater at the Stanton Street facility is contaminated with PFAS and arsenic from prior discharges.

The incident at the JCI/Tyco facility was reported to the DNR on Sunday, July 26, just before 9 p.m.

Representatives from JCI/Tyco reported that a mixture of river water and contaminated groundwater entered storm sewer drains which flow back to the Menominee River.

JCI/Tyco has reported that water is being recovered from the site and placed into tanks; pumping and clean-up activities are ongoing.

DNR staff are working to ensure that JCI/Tyco is taking the steps necessary to contain the release. No further details are available at this time. The DNR will share additional information as it becomes available.

Spills of this nature are required to be reported to the DNR by state statute.

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