Wisconsin Public Service has finished its river bottom cleanup in the Wisconsin River near downtown Stevens Point. Crosby Ave. and the Green Circle Trail along the river, in Pfiffner Pioneer Park, are now open.
This section of the river, located adjacent to the south end of Pfiffner Pioneer Park, was near the site of a former manufactured gas plant. The land portion of this site was cleaned up in 1998 and similar activities were done this year to complete the river bottom clean up in that area.
Over the past five years, Wisconsin Public Service has been working diligently with the EPA and the City of Stevens Point staff to develop a plan for the remediation of the river bottom. The area affected was adjacent to the former manufactured gas plant.