Lincoln Park and
Milwaukee River Channels
Areas of Lincoln Creek and the Milwaukee River channels
are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls,
(PCBs) and polycyclic armoatic
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US EPA are working
together to remove the contaminated sediment and restore some of the natural
habitat of this area.
Is it safe to
use Lincoln Park during clean up?
areas of the park are safe to use as normal.
For your safety, stay out of marked construction areas and where
there is construction equipment.
We do not expect people
(or pets) to become ill from contact with the PCBs or PAHs in the riverbed
sediments. We recommend that people avoid even small amounts of
exposure by washing hands before eating.
the riverbed clean up is finished, remember these three things:
For more information about the health effects of
PCB exposure contact:
Follow the posted fish
advisory (PDF, 197 KB) signs.
Stay away from the work areas and keep your dogs away from
the posted areas.
hands, feet, or other objects that have contacted the river waters or
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August 13, 2013