Fox River in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
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KAUKAUNA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced $9.5 million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites in Wisconsin including several along the Fox River.

Of the total, Calumet County will receive a $1 million grant funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to conduct 18 Phase I and 16 Phase II environmental site assessments and support community outreach, according to a news release.

The assessments will focus on Kaukauna’s Fox River Corridor, the City of Chilton’s Main Street Corridor, the City of Brillion’s Iron Works Corridor, the City of Appleton’s Water Street and Washington Street Corridors.

Priority sites include the former railroad switchyard in Kaukana, Chilton Plating, Brillion Iron Works and a vacant manufactured gas plant in Appleton.

The former switch yard on Kaukauna’s southside ran from Main Street toward Bicentennial Court along the hydroelectric power canal.

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By staff