Water contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ arsenic spilled at Marinette firefighting foam facility

Source:, July 27, 2020
By: Laura Schulte

A Marinette-based company known for mixing firefighting foam is under scrutiny after a spill Sunday night that sent water contaminated with arsenic and “forever chemicals” into the Menominee River.

Tyco Fire Protection Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, was the origin of the spill, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The water came from the company’s facility at 1 Stanton St., and was released from the facility and into a stormwater sewer that feeds directly into the river, the release said.  Read more.

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