Green Goo on Townline Rd. in Wausau Not Toxic

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Green goo painted the streets of Townline, Prospect, and Manson in Wausau on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors were concerned it was toxic; however, a fire fighter with the Wausau Fire Dept. says it's harmless. The goo was actually hydro-seeding material. The fire fighter tells NC7 it's made up of recycled paper products, grass seed, and water - No chemicals are in it.

Fire crews say they don't know exactly what happened, but here's the best guess. It was first reported about 3 p.m. on Thursday. It's thought a landscaping company truck went over the railroad tracks that intersect with Townline Rd. That's when one of the valves on the truck opened. The green goo trail went for several blocks. That's when they think the driver of the truck realized he was painting the streets green and must of gotten out of the truck, closed the valve, and went on his way.

It's not known who's responsible for it. Some witnesses tried to describe the truck to fire fighters and police, however no one has been identified.

Wausau Public Works used a street sweeper to clean up the mess.

The roads were never completely shut down, but officers were trying to reroute traffic until the mess could be cleaned up.

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