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Nancy Peterson featured in article “Paper Companies, Cities Reach $54 Million Settlement for PCB Contamination”

Following is an excerpt:

The settled claims relate to discharges of PCBs into the Fox River originating from the manufacture of carbonless copy paper from 1954 to 1971 by Appleton Coated Paper Co. and NCR, and from the recycling of that paper by some paper mills throughout the Fox River Valley.

A statement from Quarles & Brady, a Milwaukee law firm representing WTM 1, said the paper recyclers and the municipalities that treated the companies’ wastewater didn’t know the paper being recycled contained PCBs.

Originally published on, March 27, 2014