PCBs


General Background and Resources

  • Fish consumption habits and advisory awareness among Fox River anglers- Article from the Wisconsin Medical Journal (2000 Nov; Vol. 99(8), pp. 43-6)
    Abstract: Eating PCB-contaminated fish caught from the Lower Fox River, northeast Wisconsin, has raised concern about the health risk to consumers, especially to children and unborn babies. The fish advisory published by the state of Wisconsin recommends which fish are safe to eat. However, there is reason to believe that many anglers, especially non-English speaking anglers, are not aware of the advisory and the possible health risks of eating contaminated fish. A face-to-face survey administered to 104 anglers fishing along the Fox River indicates that 17% of anglers eat some or all of the fish they catch and that 83% practice "catch and release." Almost all the anglers were not familiar with Wisconsin's fish advisory but had heard of the health risks from their local newspaper and TV. As a follow-up, a fish health advisory brochure specific to the Fox River was developed.

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Government Agencies and Resources

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Community Organization & Industry web sites devoted to PCB cleanup

  • Fox River Watch - A project of Clean Water Action Council providing information about PCB health effects, river/bay history and statistics, up todate news articles, PCB chemistry and history, and more.
  • Fox River Group - The Fox River Group represents seven paper companies that have been working with the state and federal government to study the environmental impact of PCBs and whose goal is to help determine the best methods of restoration.
  • Wisconsin Stewardship Network
    • Conservationists and environmentalists working to build a cooperative environmental network that recaptures and strengthens Wisconsin's stewardship ethic for the betterment of its people and natural resources.
    • Water Resource Page

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Material in the Appleton Public Library Wisconsin Collection

Please note: This list represents just some of the older documents held in our library. Please use our online catalog to view the many documents recently added to our collection. For best results using the online catalog, select "Browse Search" and then copy and paste these subject headings in the Browse for search box : Water--Pollution--Wisconsin--Fox River or Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--Wisconsin--Fox River.

Addendum II Water Quality Management Plan Fox River Valley, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Water Quality Planning Agency, 1982
333.916 Fox Wisconsin Reference

 

Executive Summary: Water Pollution Studies, Fox River Valley, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Water Quality Planning Agency, 1978
333.916 Fox Wisconsin Reference

 

Summary of Workshops on the Subject Waste Load Allocations for the Lower Fox River
Fox Valley Water Quality Planning Agency, 1978
333.916 Fox Wisconsin Reference

 

Lower Green Bay Remedial Action Plan
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Vols. 2-7, 1987-88; Updates, March/September, 1993
333.916 Low Wisconsin Reference

 

Lower Green Bay Remedial Action Plan: First Annual Progress Report
UWGB Center for Public Affairs, 1989
333.916 Low Wisconsin Reference

 

Mercurio, Joann Ceceil
The Fox River Coalition: A Regional Partnership
Dedicated to Cleaning Up Contaminated Sediment and Improving Water Quality in the Fox River Valley

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1995
333.916 Mer Wisconsin Reference

 

Patterson, Dale
Water Pollution Investigation: Lower Green Bay and Lower Fox River
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1975
333.916 Pat Wisconsin Reference

 

Patterson, Dale
Water Quality Modeling of the Lower Fox River for Wasteload Allocation Development
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1980/1986
333.916 Pat Wisconsin Reference

 

Remedial Action Plan 1990 Progress Report for Green Bay and the Fox River
UWGB Center for Public Affairs, 1990
333.916 Rem Wisconsin Reference

 

St. Amant, James R.
Final Report on the Toxic Substances Survey of Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Tributary Streams
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1983
333.916 Sta Wisconsin Collection

 

Steuer, Jeffery
A Deterministic PCB Transport Model for the Lower Fox River Between Lake Winnebago and De Pere, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1995
333.916 Ste Wisconsin Reference

 

Understanding Water Quality Criteria for Toxic Substances in Wisconsin Surface Waters
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1990
333.916 Und Wisconsin Reference

 

Final Report of the Toxic Substances Task Force on the Lower Fox River System
Wisconsin Toxic Substances Task Force on the Lower Fox River System, 1983
333.916 Wis Wisconsin Reference

 

Survey of Toxic Chemicals Use and Distribution
Fox Valley Water Quality Planning Agency, 1977
628.168 Fox Wisconsin Reference

 

Wisconsin Files

  • Fox River Coalition
  • Fox River, Wisconsin
  • Water--Pollution

 

 

Contacts

Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin
1270 Main St.
Suite 120
Green Bay, WI 54302
920-437-7326
http://www.cwac.net/

 

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry
227 N. Walnut St.
Appleton, WI 54911
920-734-7101
www.foxcitieschamber.com/

 

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
PO Box 1861
Appleton, WI 54912-1861
Phone (920) 738-7025
Email foxwolf@athenet.net
http://www.fwwa.org/

 

Sierra Club, Fox Valley Group of
653 Wilson St.
Neenah, WI 54956
920-722-2648
http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org/foxvalley/

 

Walleyes for Tomorrow
c/o Mark Derricks
2611 S. Meadowview Lane
Appleton, WI 54915
920-730-8605
www.walleyesfortomorrow.org/

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
1001 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914
920-832-2826

P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
608-266-2621
www.dnr.state.wi.us

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
District 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
312-353-2000
www.epa.gov/region5

401 M Street SW
Washington, DC
202-260-7963
www.epa.gov

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Region 3
1015 Challenger Ct.
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-465-7440
www.fws.gov/midwest/maps/wisconsin.htm

1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
202-208-5634
www.fws.gov

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