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Johnson Controls extends the student “Backpack” program through the summer

Hunger doesn’t take a vacation Click here to view photos of program activities Marinette, WI – June 8, 2021 –…

College Intern to Learn From & Contribute to Tyco Remediation Projects in the Area

Projects will provide unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with PFAS remediation designs and implementation for groundwater and soil Marinette,…

Court Holds Hearing on Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Reached Between Tyco and Individuals from the Town of Peshtigo Involving PFAS From Fire Technology Center

Today, Judge Richard M. Gergel, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina,…

Tyco Scholarships To Aid Students Studying in STEM Fields

15 graduating seniors at 4 area high schools received a total of $20,000. Click here to view photos of the…

WDNR Conditionally Approves GETS Plan to Remove PFAS from Groundwater

We appreciate WDNR’s positive response to our Groundwater Extraction & Treatment System (GETS) Plan.  Their conditional approval will allow us…

Tyco submits work plan to address WDNR questions about Air Pathway Report

On April 23, Tyco submitted a work plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) outlining further evaluation that…

Response to DNR Secretary Cole About Bringing Parties Together to Progress Water Line

A letter was sent in response to Sec. Cole’s letter about taking a leadership role in the water line discussion…

FTC Report

On April 12, Tyco reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) a spill of approximately 5 to 10…

Tyco Submits Soil Remediation Plan to WDNR for Review

Plan is designed to ensure clean soil and protect groundwater We are pleased to announce that we submitted our Soil…

Class Counsel Meeting about Peshtigo Legal Settlement

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00pm Click Here for Zoom Registration

Open Letter to the Community

Now is the Time to Make the Water Line a Reality: All parties must come together and act. We know…

Request for Secretary Cole Leadership on Town of Peshtigo Water Priority

A letter from Tyco was sent to Secretary Preston Cole of the Wisconsin DNR requesting his leadership to convene the…

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Data Being Used to Design Groundwater Extraction & Treatment System Today we shared with the WDNR and property owners the…

March 2021 Community Letter

This month, we devoted our community letter to sharing an overview of the Groundwater Extraction & Treatment System (GETS) plan…

Tyco Submits Groundwater Extraction & Treatment System (GETS) Plan to WDNR for Review

GETS is designed to eliminate +95% of PFAS in the groundwater plume We are pleased to announce that we submitted…

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Data Being Used to Design Permanent Source-Control System Today we shared with WDNR and property owners the data from surface…

Community Letter on Water Line & Feb. 18 Town of Peshtigo Meeting Presentation

February 2021 Community Letter

We have several updates to share on the progress of our remediation efforts since the beginning of the year. Tyco…

Possibility of Smoke from Testing at the Fire Technology Center

At the Fire Technology Center (FTC), we test our lifesaving firefighting products inside our test houses and in outdoor test…

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Data Being Used to Design Permanent Source-Control System Today we shared with WDNR and property owners the data from surface…

Groundwater Test Results Continue to Provide Further Guidance on Design of Permanent PFAS Source-Control Solution for Groundwater

The results of new groundwater tests reported to property owners and the WDNR today are consistent with the groundwater model…

Surface Water Results from Ponds in Expanded Work Plan

Tyco today provided the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and property owners with the test results of surface water…

Tyco Offering Accelerated Well Testing Opportunity for Homes in Study Area

We were grateful for the opportunity to present our PFAS remediation plan to our neighbors at the Listening Session hosted…

Tyco Reaches Settlement In Class Action Lawsuit Involving Fire Technology Center

Agreement will provide up to $17.5 million for Town of Peshtigo residents who have been affected by PFAS from Tyco’s…

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Additional Data Being Used to Design Permanent Source-Control System Today we shared with WDNR and property owners the data from…

Tyco to Conduct Maintenance on Ditch B Treatment System

During the week of October 26, Tyco began maintenance on the tanks at the Ditch B treatment system. This work…

Groundwater Test Results Continue to Provide Further Guidance on Location of Permanent PFAS Source-Control Solution

The results of new groundwater tests reported to property owners and the WDNR today are consistent with previous results and…

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Additional Data Being Used to Design Permanent Source-Control System Today we shared with WDNR and property owners the data from…

November 2020 Community Letter

This month we are featuring a Q&A with Katie McGinty, our Chief Sustainability Officer who is leading our Marinette remediation…

Groundwater Samples Consistent with Model

Groundwater samples were collected around the City of Marinette to refine the groundwater model that was recently submitted to WDNR….

Ditch B Surface Water Ongoing Testing Results

Yesterday we shared with WDNR the data below from surface water samples taken October 21, 2020.  We are testing water…

Groundwater Test Results Provide Further Guidance on Location of Permanent PFAS Source-Control Solution

The results of new groundwater tests reported to property owners and the WDNR today are consistent with the surface water…

Soil Samples from the Tyco Fire Technology Center Contain Low Levels of PFAS

Results Underscore that PFAS Was Not Transported by Air Beyond the FTC As reported to WDNR today, soil samples collected…

New fish tissue analysis yields conclusive results within relevant fish consumption guidelines

Tyco today provided the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) with the final results of recent tissue tests and analysis…

New Surface Water Test Results Show Effectiveness of Ditch B Treatment System

Tyco using Ditch B upstream results to design a permanent source-control solution We recently sent to WDNR, as well as…

October Community Letter

As we approach the end of October, we have several updates to share on the progress of our remediation efforts….

Township of Peshtigo Supervisors pass resolution to move forward with exploring Marinette as a source of drinking water

Tyco appreciates the Township of Peshtigo Supervisors continued attention to this matter, and we will continue to work with local…

Tyco to donate $1.3 million to Marinette for purchase of biosolid dewatering equipment

Marinette’s City Council voted last night to accept Tyco’s offer to provide the funds to buy equipment that will allow…

September Community Letter

We paused our community letters for the summer and have a number of updates to share. We completed the testing…

Tyco statement on WDNR’s WPDES permit for Stanton Street

Several years ago, we proposed to the WDNR $20 million in technological upgrades we wanted to put in place at…

Little or No PFAS Found in Vast Majority of Wells on Fields Where Biosolids Were Spread

Ninety-four percent of the drinking water wells on fields where biosolids from the Marinette and Peshtigo Wastewater Treatment facilities have…

Tyco voluntarily responds to oil spill in community from residential source

On September 17, 2020, Tyco was informed there was visible oil in the water above our Ditch B treatment system. …

WDNR Deer Study

We appreciate WDNR’s action today supporting deer season.  Deer hunting and love of the outdoors are important to our community…

Stanton Street Update

On September 1st, Tyco reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) a break in a pipe that carries…

Tyco submits new sampling results for Ditches A and B as well as Green Bay

Today, we provided WDNR sampling results that were taken downstream from both ditches, as well as results from Green Bay….

The Science of PFAS and Firefighting Foam

We felt it might be helpful to provide some additional information about PFAS and the science behind firefighting foam. The…

Update on water line break at Stanton Street facility

We take our responsibility as a good corporate citizen in Marinette seriously. We promptly notified the WDNR of a water…

Tyco response to July 7 WDNR “Southern Boundary” letter

We are glad the WDNR has indicated they will test for PFAS in the area south of the current boundaries…

Site Investigation Report Infographic

In May, Tyco Fire Products submitted a comprehensive 1,000-page Site Investigation Report (SIR) to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources…

Clarifying WDNR’s Recent Inaccurate Statements

On June 12, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) sent a public statement about Tyco’s remediation efforts to individuals…

June Community Letter

This month, we have a number of updates to share. In May, we submitted a 1,000-page Site Investigation Report to…

Tyco submits report evaluating PFAS movement from FTC in outdoor air

On June 8, Tyco submitted a report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that concluded there is no…

Tyco Response to WDNR’s May 28th Letter

On June 1st, Tyco responded to WDNR’s May 27 letter by offering to undertake several additional steps to increase understanding…

Tyco submits comprehensive Site Investigation Report to WDNR

Tyco Fire Products has submitted a comprehensive 1000-page Site Investigation Report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) which…

Tyco continues foam monitoring

Since late April, Tyco Fire Products has conducted daily foam monitoring inspections at three locations at Ditches B and C….

Tyco asks the WDNR to withdraw its incorrect Notice of Noncompliance

This week, Tyco asked the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to retract its April 23 letter to the company…

Vast majority of tested wells find PFAS levels below Federal health guideline

Under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), Tyco began testing drinking water wells in Marinette County…

May Community Letter

We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy while so much uncertainty exists in the world…

Tyco plans to resume well sampling in June

Earlier this week, Tyco informed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that it plans to resume testing in June…

Stanton Street Update

In January and February, Tyco provided to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) preliminary testing data from Tyco’s Stanton…

Tyco to temporarily monitor foam sightings at Ditches B and C

Yesterday, Tyco Fire Products informed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that it would take several temporary steps to…

Tyco to reimburse Marinette for water study

Under an agreement newly approved by the Marinette City Council on April 15, Tyco Fire Products will reimburse the city…

Additional results from well testing on biosolids

Preliminary and final results are now in for 98 water wells on fields where biosolids from both the Marinette and…

Early results from well testing on biosolids

On March 2, we voluntarily began sampling water wells near fields where biosolids from both the Marinette and Peshtigo City…

New buildings planned at FTC – Updated

The Marinette Planning Commission* on Wednesday night approved a site plan for a new test facility and associated waste water…

April Community Letter

We recently submitted a detailed work plan to the WDNR to sample private drinking water near 61 fields. While we…

Southern Area Groundwater Evaluation Update

We recently finished an extensive evaluation of the groundwater in the area south of the current boundaries of the site…

Suspension of Well Testing due to COVID-19

Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, Tyco has informed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that it…

Biosolids work plan submitted to WDNR

Yesterday, we submitted a detailed work plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to sample private drinking water…

March Letter to Residents

We recently hosted a series of small, informal gatherings at the Fire Technology Center (FTC) property with residents in the…

February Letter to Residents

We have been busy planning the best way to move forward with our remediation efforts, and remain committed to working…

Response to DNR request to conduct further testing at resident property on Edwards Avenue

We have previously conducted numerous tests of the groundwater running between the property on Edwards Avenue and Tyco’s Fire Technology…

Response to DNR request to conduct further testing at resident property on County Road B

We have previously conducted numerous tests of the groundwater running between the property on County Road B and Tyco’s Fire…

December Letter to Residents

For our final letter of 2019, we run through the areas where we have made progress on this project this…

November Letter to Residents

Last week, we submitted a detailed work plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, outlining the first stage of…

DNR work plan submission

Today, Tyco Fire Products submitted a robust and detailed site investigation work plan in response to the WDNR’s request. This…

Project Update

On the afternoon of October 15, a tanker transporting foam and water mixture stopped at a stop sign on our…

Update on Second Surface Water Treatment System

Last week, we completed five months of construction and began officially operating a surface water treatment system at a location…

October Letter to Residents

We recently sent a letter to community members sharing a few updates on our work to provide affected residents with…

Tyco encouraged that DNR will look for other sources of PFAS compounds

New testing confirms compounds in Peshtigo River not from firefighting foam. We are encouraged by the DNR’s statement that it…

Communications with DNR

In July, Tyco Fire Products filed an Official Records Request with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) seeking information…

Response to the Cedar Corporation presentation

We appreciate that Cedar Corporation has concluded the majority of their review and we look forward to seeing the final…

September Letter to Residents

We recently sent a letter to the community regarding our plan to get clean, safe water to affected homes in…

Surface Water Advisory for City of Marinette and Town of Peshtigo

As part of the on-going investigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Town of Peshtigo and the City…

Letter to WDNR seeking meeting regarding biosolids

Tyco has sent a letter on September 16 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeking a meeting in…

Update on Stanton Street Site Investigation Plan

We recently learned that in 2016 ChemDesign (a company that leases property on Tyco’s Stanton Street facility) began testing a…

Video: Surface water treatment systems

At the end of last year, we completed construction and installation of a system that treats and removes PFOS and…

September 6th Update

In recent days, both Sen. Tammy Baldwin and the Wisconsin Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality held meetings in Marinette….

August Letter to Residents

We recently sent a letter to community members on why connecting affected residences and businesses in the Township of Peshtigo…

Monthly Update on Project Progress

We recently sent a letter updating community members on a number of matters related to bringing affected residents in the…

Mid-July update from Arcadis

Arcadis, the environmental consultants we hired, recently sent Township of Peshtigo officials a letter summarizing work completed this month and…

Update on the municipal water line

There has been a lot of discussion about our proposed plan to connect Township residents in the study area to…

Latest Letter to Residents

We recently sent a letter to community members about our overall approach to bringing a long-term supply of clean drinking…

Update from Township of Peshtigo Board of Supervisors Meeting

Last week, the Township of Peshtigo Board of Supervisors granted us the approvals necessary to allow us to survey the…

Statement regarding proposed PFAS standards

The following statement was issued by Tyco in response to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendation on establishing a…

Welcome to Our Newly Re‑designed Website

Thank you for visiting our updated website. We changed the site in order to provide easier access to up-to-date information…

June Update on Project Progress

We are continuing our efforts to update the residents of the Township of Peshtigo on what we are doing in…

Update on Long Term Clean Drinking Water Solution

Tyco has been looking at the different options to provide for a long-term sustainable supply of clean drinking water. We…

Project Update

On Thursday evening April 25, we inadvertently overfilled a fire-fighting foam tank on our Stanton Street facility, releasing approximately 25…