Once thought to be contaminated, Janesville riverfront site given the all-clear for development

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A property along the Rock River near downtown Janesville is ready for development, according to the city`s economic development director, Gale Price. 

Price said the site, which is the former home of the Rock County Jail and an automotive workshop, was thought to have contaminated soil.

"We were worried about things like PCBs or PFAS (per-and polyfluoralkyl substances)," Price said. "That stuff that takes an incredibly long time to clean up."

But Price said the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has found the site has only a small issue with very minor contaminants...

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Ken Notes: Good news... Economic re-development is so much better that finding a farm field somewhere. This is where we can really get more bang for our buck when it comes to grants, TIF, and tax incentives...



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