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The EPA announced the latest agreement in a series of partial settlements aimed at cleaning up and restoring the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Superfund Site in northeastern Wisconsin. NCR Corp. and Sonoco-U.S. Mills Inc. agreed to spend an estimated $30 million on dredging and disposal of highly-contaminated sediments in the river. This action furthers the already substantial progress made on cleanup and restoration of the entire site, which is one of the largest contaminated sediment sites in the United States.
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will design and implement a cleanup project to dredge, dewater and dispose of the contaminated river sediment, removing approximately 100,000 cubic yards of highly contaminated materials.
“The Fox River is the biggest source of PCBs flowing into Lake Michigan,” said Thomas V. Skinner, the EPA Region 5 administrator. “Cleaning up this hot spot is a major step toward eventually removing the Fox and Lower Green Bay from EPA's list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.”