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Fox River

Jan 17, 2017

Papermaker NCR agrees to complete Fox River cleanup

A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday.

May 20, 2015

New ruling reapportions liability for Fox River cleanup (UPDATE)

A new federal court ruling may force paper companies to be responsible for a larger share of the $1 billion Fox River cleanup effort.

Mar 26, 2014

Parties reach $54M settlement in Fox River cleanup

Four companies, a municipality and a sewerage commission have agreed to pay $54 million toward claims brought in a federal lawsuit regarding the pollution and cleanup of the lower Fox River in Green Bay.

Nov 23, 2012

Judge upholds chemical cleanup plan for Fox River

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Efforts to dredge toxic industrial chemicals from the Fox River should continue, a federal judge has ruled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Natural Resources filed a federal lawsuit against NCR Corp. and 11 others in 2010, after the companies said they were dredging the river under protest and […]

Jul 6, 2012

2 companies in Fox River cleanup won’t have to pay

A federal judge has decided that two companies won't have to pay for the cleanup of PCBs from Little Lake Butte des Morts and portions of the Fox River.

May 16, 2012

Dredging resumes on polluted Fox River after appeals court ruling

Dredging has resumed on the polluted Fox River after a federal appeals court denied NCR's request for a temporary stay.

Apr 29, 2012

Judge orders NCR to resume Fox River cleanup

A federal judge's ruling has opened the door to full-scale cleanup of a Wisconsin river polluted by toxins from a bygone papermaking era.

Apr 13, 2012

Judge: Responsibility for Fox River cleanup will go to trial

Cleaning up contaminated sediment from the Fox River in Brown County remains stalled until a judge can figure out who has to pay for the project, which could cost more than $1 billion.

Apr 12, 2012

Judge asked to resume costly cleanup of Fox River

Federal prosecutors were expected to ask a judge Thursday to restart the cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Fox River in Brown County, a project that could cost more than $1 billion.

Feb 21, 2012

Trial to decide who’s responsible for costly cleanup of Fox River?

A federal trial in Milwaukee has several paper companies arguing over which firms are responsible for cleaning up the Fox River contaminated decades ago by discharges from the papermaking process.

Jul 13, 2011

Judge halts some cleanup of polluted Fox River (UPDATE)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The third year of dredging at the polluted Fox River could end as early as next week after a federal judge raised questions about who’s liable for the cleanup. Paper company Appleton and NCR Corp. have paid for more than two years of cleanup and agreed to pay for the […]

Jul 7, 2011

Golf course will pay $50,000 to settle DNR complaint

A golf course in Big Bend will pay the state $50,000 to settle a claim with the state Department of Natural Resources, which alleged the course violated environmental rules while creating artificial ponds, dredging and grading at the course. The DNR and Edgewood Golf Course Inc. — which consists of two courses, The Oaks and […]


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