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Fox River Cleanup Reduces PCB Levels in Fish
The concentration of PCBs in walleye and sediment in Little Lake Butte des Morts has dropped significantly following the $92 million government-ordered cleanup of the lake.

PCBs — polychlorinated biphenyls — were the chemicals used in the production of carbonless copy paper. Its byproducts were dumped into the river from the 1950s until the EPA stopped it in 1977, claiming it was harmful to humans and wildlife.

Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that the cleanup that occurred between 2004 and 2009 reduced PCB concentrations in walleye fillets by 73 percent and in sediment by 94 percent.

Walker called the project "literally one of the best examples of a cleanup in the entire country" and a "great milestone" for the lower Fox River. He praised the Environmental Protection Agency, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and GW Partners, the paper companies that carried out the Little Lake cleanup.


 
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