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Contaminants to be Removed from Wis. River

Posted on September 7, 2015

By Sari Lesk, Stevens Point Journal Media

A portion of Pfiffner Pioneer Park is planned to close for about a month this year so Wisconsin Public Service can remove contamination from the bottom of the Wisconsin River.

The area previously was the site of a coal gassification plant run by WPS in the early 1900s that closed around 1940. Petroleum-based contaminants ran through the area, were pulled into the river and settled on the river bed near the Riverfront Arts Center, said Community Development DirectorMichael Ostrowski.


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