Marinette and Peshtigo residents got an update on the water contamination issue plaguing their community.
Local community group S.O. H20 made the public citizen presentation on the Tyco/Johnson Controls PFAs, a poisonous chemical that contaminated the waterways.
They not only addressed the water issues but health concerns, contamination history, and desired outcomes.
The former Marinette mayor talked about the importance of this issue:
It effects the economy, it effects our health, we don’t know the full effect of it yet, this is a group of chemicals that are known as emerging contaminates, and thats a nice way of saying we don’t know everything we need to know about these.”
Nationwide, these PFAS have been linked to a number of health related issues.