Families demand answers as Tyco investigates well contamination
MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Dozens of families in the town of Peshtigo are drinking bottled water as their wells have tested positive for contamination.
In December, Lamont received a letter from Tyco asking for permission to test his well.
Since then, Lamont has been instructed to drink bottled water.
"The State of Wisconsin has no standards for these contaminants, they don’t have any preventative action levels," Lamont tells Action 2 News.
Tyco provided this statement to Action 2 News prior to the meeting: "Tyco has been conducting testing of both groundwater and private drinking water wells, and has sampled over 20 groundwater boring locations and nearly 90 private wells.
Tyco will continue to work in close cooperation with and under the oversight of the DNR and DHS."
That starts with more well testing and then a possible fix.
Exposure to perfluorinated compounds comes with lifelong health risks, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
"We’re going to pursue this, we’re not just going to leave this lay," Lamont says.
Action 2 News is in Peshtigo for the meeting.