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.
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
Fox River West Shore, Credit: USFWS