Two parcels of land in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, were determined to have extensive lead contamination in the soil. They are both part of the Fox River, WI project.
Parcel J and adjacent sites have elevated levels of lead believed to be from a historic rail maintenance yard.
The Dry Dock #3 parcel is directly adjacent to a previously remediated site and the lead contamination extends into the Dry Dock boundary area.
The purpose of the site investigations was to develop and execute sampling plans for both parcels to determine the presence, extent, and levels of lead contamination. Working in conjunction with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), sampling plans were executed to assist in determination whether additional site work is required.
Per the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on September 11, 2000, by the Wisconsin Governor, the Secretary of the WDNR, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the US government is responsible for environmental restoration of properties given to the state.
The project is being executed in accordance with CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.