In coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) we conducted testing of groundwater for PFAS compounds at our Stanton Street facility in Marinette. We worked with our environmental consultant, Arcadis, to collect the groundwater samples for analysis.
We now have preliminary results indicating the presence of PFAS in groundwater samples collected at the Stanton Street facility. We are completing the quality assurance review of the laboratory results to validate the accuracy of the data, and are working cooperatively with the appropriate governmental agencies to determine the necessary follow-up investigations.
It is very important to note that we have not identified any drinking water wells in the vicinity of the facility.
We also currently have certain controls and measures in place to manage and treat groundwater at the facility.
We will develop a work plan to identify further investigations that might be required, and we will share the work plan with the public once it is approved by oversight regulatory agencies.
We will also assess the current groundwater controls and measures to determine if additional measures may be necessary.
We will approach this issue in the same manner in which we have approached PFAS issues at our Fire Training Center in Marinette. We will continue to work cooperatively with the EPA, WDNR, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and officials in the City of Marinette on any plans going forward.