Madison, WI – Representative Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger) released the following statement following Governor Evers signing Wisconsin Act 234, originally known as Assembly Bill 943. The bill addresses environmental remediation at several buildings in Wisconsin, including a facility on Oak Street in West Bend. You can read more about the legal issues surrounding 5R Processors here.
“Addressing local concerns is one of the most rewarding accomplishments of representing my constituents in the Wisconsin State Assembly. With the removal of the hazardous waste from the facility on Oak Street, West Bend can move forward to other steps and get this building back on the tax roll.
“Ordinarily, I would prefer to see the responsible parties pay for the cleanup, but the judge on this case said that was not possible well into the foreseeable future. I would like to thank State Representative Edming, State Senator Petrowski, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for their work on this bill.”