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PCBs in Green Bay



2-page Fact sheet

The Fox River-Green Bay system is contaminated with an estimated 110,000 lbs. of PCBs. About 80 percent of the PCBs reside in the Fox River . More than 2,200 lbs. of PCBs were transferred from the Fox River to Green Bay during the 1990s. As a result, PCB concentrations in the bay’s surface sediments have not improved and remain unacceptably high. Green Bay will continue to be contaminated by PCBs until the input of PCB-contaminated sediment from the Fox River is halted.

Publication #: WISCU-G-04-001