All Latest Updates

See below for a list of updates at the
Marinette, Wisconsin Fire Technology Center.

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…

DNR on deeper wells vs. municipal water supply

Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent us a letter on the work being done to provide a long-term,…

Response to Letters Received from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

We are reviewing DNR’s letters and will discuss them with the agency after we have had a thorough chance to…

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…

Update from Community Open House

Tyco hosted the community at an open house on March 13, 2019 to announce that we will fund the extension…

Update on Our Recent Efforts

We have undertaken significant efforts to implement measures with respect to PFAS found in ground and drinking water that may…

Continued Progress Being Made

We have made a great deal of progress and have several updates to provide the community and other interested stakeholders….

Update on Site Investigation Report

We recently submitted a Site Investigation Report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It has been reviewed by…

Ongoing Investigative Work

As part of the work plan that we submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in March 2018,…

POET Water System Installation

Tyco has been looking into some concerns we’ve heard from a few of the residents in the area: specifically, some…

Suspension of Outdoor Activities

We had suspended all outdoor activities using foam at the Fire Technology Center (FTC) during the winter months of 2017-2018….

Preliminary Testing Results

In coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) we conducted testing…

Project Update

In early March 2018, Tyco submitted a Site Investigation Work Plan to the DNR which provided detailed plans for additional…

Project Update

In November 2017, Tyco Fire Products (Tyco) launched a detailed investigation of the nature and extent of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl…