There is A LOT of misinformation out there regarding the fire and subsequent spill of Titanium Dioxide at AP Nonweiler 2 nights ago. Here are the facts:
-The area around AP Nonweiler did have Titanium Dioxide (white powder) floating in the nearby water and on the pavement. It was quite a mess, but it looked worse than it actually was.
-Titanium Dioxide is harmless to humans (and aquatic creatures). It is used in toothpaste and even some food products.
--Titanium Dioxide i...s water soluble and would therefore not travel very far in water it would either dissolve or sink (and then dissolve).
-The waterways around the spill have been been monitored by the OFD and DNR with meters that measure in parts per million and both have come up with zero ppm.
-The white foam that people are seeing on lake/lakeshore is NOT Titanium Dioxide. According to the DNR, it is a white algae that shows up at "ice out" almost every year and was present before the spill.
-Finally, the dead fish people are commenting on were also there prior to the spill. Again, this is common right after "ice out" on Lake Winnebago.
PLEASE Stop spreading false information and unnecessarily scaring people.
Please make sure to join us next Thursday, April 26th from 4-5:30 PM at Peace Lutheran Church for the Head Start Community Fair. Quite a variety of community resources will be available for you to get information from. We hope to see you there.