Today, Tyco Fire Products submitted a robust and detailed site investigation work plan in response to the WDNR’s request. This plan complies with WDNR’s requests and outlines the essential first stage in developing a comprehensive solution to the biosolids issue. We want to expedite this matter in a scientific, data driven manner – and the approach we have taken here is best and standard practice followed by regulators across the country, including EPA and WDNR itself. You can read the letter here and review the full plan here.
WDNR has data that PFAS compounds are coming from other sources unrelated to Tyco and our firefighting foam. WDNR has a legal responsibility under Wisconsin law to identify those sources. The community also has a right to know where they are coming from so they are protected.
Under our plan, WDNR will be able to both adhere to the law and maintain its independence – at no cost to the agency. We will fully pay for an independent consultant to evaluate the 16 fields identified by the agency, and we will pay for the development and submission of the next phase of the work plan. The independent consultant will be chosen by the WDNR, and the agency will maintain control over the investigation.
We have always stood behind our responsibilities in the communities around Marinette and the Town of Peshtigo. We will continue to do so – and we are hopeful that WDNR will follow the law and work with us in an expeditious manner.