MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host online listening sessions on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 to seek public input on PFAS contamination in Marinette, Peshtigo and surrounding communities. The meeting is the 13th in a series of meetings the DNR will host for area residents.

The listening sessions will include routine updates from the DNR, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and other partners regarding the status of PFAS investigations and cleanup actions in the community.

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and certain types of firefighting foam.

These contaminants have made their way into the environment through spills of PFAS-containing chemicals, discharges of PFAS-containing wastewater to treatment plants and certain types of firefighting foams.

Additional information can be found on the DNR website.


Christine Haag – DNR Remediation And Redevelopment (RR) Program Director

Bridget Kelly – DNR RR Program PFAS Team Leader

Alyssa Sellwood – DNR RR Program Project Manager

Kyle Burton – DNR Drinking And Groundwater Field Operations Director

Brita Kilburg-Basnyat – DHS Toxicologist


Representatives from the DNR and DHS will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from community members regarding the PFAS cleanup and investigation.


Listening Session 13, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Noon-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Future events

  • Session 14, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Noon-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Online via Zoom Video and Web Conferencing.

Zoom meeting link:

Zoom meeting phone number: 312-626-6799

Zoom meeting ID: 987 8984 2376

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