NCR agrees to spend $200 million on Fox River cleanup in settlement with state, federal officials

“The settlement between NCR and the U.S. Justice Department and state Justice Department completes one of the largest cases of its kind in U.S. history, with total cleanup costs now expected to exceed $1 billion.

PCBs had many uses in manufacturing, including the production of carbonless paper manufactured between 1954 and 1971.

The chemicals, which can be found in the tissue of fish and can cause health problems in humans eating the fish, were discharged into the river and settled in the sediments of the Fox and Green Bay. Upstream, Little Lake Butte des Morts also was affected.”….Read More

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