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Settlement reached in Fox River clean-up

Photo taken from the Foxy Lady on the Fox River, Green Bay, July 31, 2009. (Photo submitted by Matt Knoke to FOX 11.)
Photo taken from the Foxy Lady on the Fox River, Green Bay, July 31, 2009. (Photo submitted by Matt Knoke to FOX 11.)

APPLETON, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that four paper companies, the city of Appleton and the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Commission agreed Wednesday to pay $54.1-million to settle federal, state and tribal claims for the decades-old discharge of PCBs into the lower Fox River. In return the companies and municipalities will receive protection against the claims of nonsettling parties NCR Corp. and Appleton Papers Inc.

According to federal court documents, U.S. Paper Mills Corp. will pay $14.7 million for the cleanup of PCBs and natural resource damages. Menasha Corp. will pay $13.7 million, WTM 1 Co. will pay $12.2 million, and CBC Coating Inc. will pay $3 million.

Appleton and the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Commission each will pay $5.2 million. In addition the state will pay $100,000.

The settlement must be approved by U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach after a 30-day comment period.

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