Wood waste-burning soil-sampling study

  • What was the goal of the investigation summarized in this report?

    The WDNR requested soil-sampling be performed near the Wauleco site at 125 E. Rosecrans in Wausau. The investigation would determine whether wood waste-burning performed nearly 50 years earlier resulted in elevated dioxin levels in the soil nearby, and if those dioxin levels exceeded state standards.

  • What key information should readers take away from this report?

    The soil-sampling study concluded that historic wood waste-burning practices at the Wauleco site did not generate contaminants that exceeded state standards. The WDNR was satisfied with the study.

  • Why is this report relevant?

    The study revealed that sources of dioxins and furans were greatest along a former railroad corridor now owned by the City of Wausau and in an alley upwind of Wauleco, rather than coming from the Wauleco site.

Read full report

Click the button below to view the wood waste-burning soil-sampling study report.

Download report

Want to learn more?

We recognize the complexity of this topic, and we’re dedicated to delivering the information you need. That’s why we’ve compiled several frequently asked questions and provided thorough answers.

Check out our FAQs