DNR Looking For Information On Hazardous Waste Dumping Near Siren, Frederic

Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 6:03 am

In Wisconsin, officials are asking for the public’s help in solving an illegal dumping case. In a story we first learned about last week from Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland, some time around Sept. 4, various paints, coatings and solvent wastes were discovered dumped around Siren and Frederic. The illegal dumping occurred on private and public lands.

State conservation wardens are also looking for the people who are responsible for illegally dumping the hazardous waste products. The Department of Natural Resources also tells the Associated Press that illegal dumps have also been discovered in remote areas around Webster and Danbury.

Wardens say the hazardous waste poses a health risk to people, wildlife and groundwater. They say the waste should have been properly recycled or processed for disposal.

The DNR has a tip line and ask anyone with information on who may be responsible to call 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367).

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