Wausau Ground Water Contamination
- Wausau, WI (Marathon County)
- EPA ID#WID980993521
- Alias(es): Wausau Water Supply
Community Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Krause (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-886-9506 or 800-621-8431, ext. 69506, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST
Remedial Project Manager
Sheri Bianchin (email@example.com)
or 800-621-8431, ext. 4745
(where to view written records)
Marathon County Public Library
300 North First Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Wausau ground water site, located in the northern section of the City of Wausau, was contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a municipal land fill and a chemical facility. The selected cleanup included an extraction well, a pump and treat sytem, a soil vapor extraction system and a ground water monitoring program. Past reviews of the site show that the cleanup is protective of human health and the environment.
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EPA completed the fourth five year review of the Wausau Ground Water Contamination Site in April 2010. The Superfund law requires checkups every five years of sites that have been cleaned up with waste still managed on-site. Based on the five-year review, EPA recommends evaluating controls put in place for ground water such as ground water monitoring systems and an extraction well. The pumping rate at the well is declining and EPA requests a workplan to address this decline. The soil portion of the site cleanup is complete and monitoring and maintenance plans must be finalized. The next scheduled review ill be in 2015.
- Record of Decision(PDF) (23p, 49K) December, 1988
Five Year Reviews
- Fourth Five Year Review (PDF) (127pp, 5.2MB) April 2010
- Third Five Year Review(PDF) (17pp, 207K) June 2005
- Second Five Year Review(PDF)(10pp, 101K) July 2000
- First Five Year Review(PDF)(7pp, 93K) August 1996