Read the full article by Daniell Kaeding (WPR)

“A Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam is cleaning up a spill of contaminated water containing arsenic and so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS. 

Tyco Fire Products, part of Johnson Controls International, reported the spill to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Sunday around 9 p.m., according to a DNR release

Company officials said a mixture of river water and contaminated groundwater at its 1 Stanton St. facility was accidentally released, making their way into storm water drains that flow into the Menominee River.

The company is recovering water from the site and storing it in tanks. The agency is monitoring the cleanup and said no further details are available at this time.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have raised concerns because they don’t break down easily in the environment. They’ve also been linked to health problems, including some cancers.

Johnson Controls and Tyco are the subject of an ongoing investigation into PFAS contamination stemming from its fire training facility in Marinette…”