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Wisconsin's Fox River Clean-Up

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The Fox River Cleanup Project is designed to reduce risk to human health and the environment due to the presence of PCBs in Fox River sediment.

Created Date 07.24.17
Last Updated 07.24.17
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  • True or False: The Fox River clean up is the largest cleanup project of PCBs in the United States
  • Between 1954 and 1971, paper companies making carbonless copy paper discharged nearly ________ Pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the Fox River.
  • The clean-up involves removing sediment from the riverbed and moving it to the shoreline
  • PCBs were banned in the U.S. in what year?
  • True or False: Crews are conducting dredging activities 24 hours a day, five days a week
  • True or False: Several workers have been injured in the clean-up process
  • When did the Fox River cleanup project officially start?
  • How many miles is the dredging, capping, and covering?
  • The dredged sediment is sent to a processing facility in______________.
  • Capping and covering involves adding a cover above PCB containing sediment by placing _______________ on the river bottom.
  • True or False: Seasonal operations for the Fox River clean up start in late March
  • The Fox River Clean up is estimated to cost how much?