Fox River and Green Bay NPL Site

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin , Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
State TrusteeState of Wisconsin
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
AO Bureau

Also Known As


Incident Type




Case Status



Green Bay and Lower Fox River


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Threatened and Endangered Species, Migratory Birds

Case Description

Starting in the mid-1950s, Lower Fox River paper companies and associated waste treatment facilities released PCBs to the Lower Fox River. These releases comprised byproducts of a process that made, converted, or recycled carbonless copy paper containing PCBs. Lower Fox River paper companies contributed to the releases, along with other municipalities, waste water treatment plants, trucking companies, and other handlers of PCB sediments and waste. Injuries to migratory birds, fish, mink, water, and sediment have been documented. Cultural resources have also been impacted at the Site.

Additional case information can be found on the Fox River Natural Resource Trustees website. Click the image below to visit the website.

Fox River Map

Newly preserved land near John Muir's boyhood home in central Wisconsin contains a mosiac of wetland and upland habitats for migratory birds., Credit: Brand Erickson

Rush Lake-prairie pot hole marsh restoration, Credit: Fox River NRDAR

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 Assessment Plan Assessment Plan 08/01/1996
 Assessment Plan Assessment Plan-Addendum 10/01/1997
 RCDP Initial Restoration and Compensation Determination Plan 09/14/1998
 RCDP Restoration Compensation and Determination Plan 10/25/2000
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 06/01/2003
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan- Update 07/01/2016
 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan/EA  
 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan/EA Update  


 Consent Decree Consent Decree (de minumus) 12/16/2009
 Consent Decree Consent Decree (Fort James) 05/21/2002
 Consent Decree Consent Decree (NCR Corp.) 11/05/2010
 Consent Decree Consent Decree (NewPage) 03/26/2014
 Consent Decree Consent Decree (Whiting Paper) 09/23/2009
 Consent Decree Consent Decree Appleton Papers 12/10/2001
 Consent Decree Consent decree P.H. Glatfelter & Georgia Pacific 03/14/2019
 Consent Decree Fox River - Kimberly-Clark Consent Decree, WI Dec 2014 12/15/2014
 Consent Decree Fox River - Settling Six Cashout Defendants Consent Decree Feb 2015 02/06/2015
 Consent Decree Fox River FINAL_CD_extension_with_API_NCR_(including_signatures) 01/18/2006
 Consent Decree Fox River WTM_PHG_CD_part_1_of_2 09/05/2003
 Consent Decree Fox River WTM_PHG_CD_part_2 09/05/2003

No publications have been entered for this case.

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Case Contact

Minnesota and Wisconsin Field Office Complex

New Franken, WI | (920) 866-1710 |

Associated Restoration Projects

Case Trustees

AO Bureau
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
State TrusteeState of Wisconsin
Tribe TrusteeMenominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Tribe TrusteeOneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

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