Remediation work at the site of Mercury Marine’s decommissioned manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, has been completed, and Mercury will, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), perform additional soil and sediment remediation work along the Cedar Creek Watershed. This work will be conducted in the stretch of Cedar Creek from the Ruck Pond dam to the creek’s confluence with the Milwaukee River.
After re-acquiring the Cedarburg Plant in 1993 (see Property History), Mercury Marine has remained committed to improving environmental conditions in the 5.2 miles of the Cedar Creek watershed while working closely with the WDNR and the EPA. From 1994 to 1996, Mercury Marine undertook a remediation initiative that focused on the removal of sediments containing PCBs in Ruck Pond. In 2000, Mercury Marine performed a similar remediation project to address PCB-containing soils within the floodplain of Hamilton Pond.
Mercury Marine, in partnership with the EPA and WDNR, is currently in the investigative stages of further remediation in Cedar Creek. So far, Mercury Marine has completed the Remedial Investigation as required by the EPA and is currently conducting a Feasibility Study to determine the most appropriate next steps.
Mercury Marine is committed to continuing remedial efforts in Cedar Creek when its evaluations are completed and the appropriate state and federal agencies provide their guidance and approval.