Projects will provide unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with PFAS remediation designs and implementation for groundwater and soil
Marinette, Wisconsin (June 2, 2021) — Tyco Fire Products LP announced today that a college intern joined its PFAS remediation team for the summer. Cora Bachhuber, a rising senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison from Green Bay majoring in Environmental Science, will be working with Tyco’s environmental consultant, Arcadis, for the summer.
Arcadis developed Tyco’s remediation plans for the GETS system to extract and treat groundwater contaminated with PFAS, and construction preparation has begun after conditional approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Arcadis also developed the plan submitted to WDNR to extract and remove soil at Tyco’s Fire Technology Center (FTC) with aggregated PFAS, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June.
“I am so excited to get a chance to contribute to the clean-up of the area’s water and soil,” said Bachhuber. “I am studying environmental science so I can make a difference and working on this project will help to give me the experience I need to be a future contributor in the field.”
The Inaugural Remediation Internship is part of a partnership that Tyco is building with the local academic community so that scientific knowledge and experience can be shared that will help develop a more sustainable environment for the future. Arcadis previously presented Tyco’s remediation plans to a group of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professors and provided class materials for college students on PFAS, how to investigate it, and technologies used to remediate it.
“It is rewarding to share our experience with others, particularly the next generation who will be leading future efforts to clean up the environment,” said Scott Potter, PhD, PE, Sr. Vice President, Chief Hydrologist, Arcadis.