MADISON (WKOW) – State conservation wardens are asking for the public's help in catching those responsible for illegally dumping hazardous waste products in northwestern Wisconsin.
The Department of Natural Resources' Bureau Law Enforcement said various paints, coatings and solvent wastes were dumped around Siren in Burnett County and Frederic in Polk County around September 4. The illegal dumping occurred on private and public lands.
The DNR said illegal dumps have also been discovered in remote areas around Webster and Danbury in Burnett County.
Warden said the hazardous waste poses a health risk to people, groundwater and animals. The waste should be properly recycled or processed for disposal.
The DNR has a tip line. It's 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367).
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