News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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Archive for December, 2009
  • Cleanup at Waukegan Lakefront Superfund Site to Continue

    Posted by on December 19, 2009
    According to a recent article in the Lake County News-Sun, the U.S. EPA and the State of Illinois are set to invest tens of millions of dollars to continue cleanup at the Outboard Marine Corporation ("OMC") Superfund Site. Here is how U.S. EPA describes the OMC Site: It "is located on Lake Michigan around the northern Waukegan Harbor area in Waukegan, Illinois.  The site contains four clean...
  • Illinois EPA Announces Cleanup of Illegal Dump Site

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    On December 16, 2009, the Illinois EPA announced a plan to cleanup an illegal dump site located at 140 Kohl Street, Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, Illinois. Illinois EPA "will clean up approximately 200 cubic yards of used and waste tires, white goods, vehicles, general construction or demolition debris, and general household refuse" at the property. "While all illegally dumped waste prese...
  • Federal Government Allocates $13 Million to Fight Asian Carp

    Posted by on December 17, 2009
    According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, the federal government will allocate $13 million to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.  The money will come from the $475 million fund that Congress appropriated for a comprehensive restoration of the Great Lakes. The $13 million "will be used for engineering projects to prevent the carp from slipping into Lake Michig...
  • Builder Settles State Enforcement Action Alleging Water Pollution Violations

    Posted by on December 16, 2009
    On December 3, 2009, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted the proposed settlement in the case of People v. Montalbano Builders, Inc., PCB No. 09-30.  The allegations concerned Montalbano’s development property known as the Huntington Ridge subdivision located on the southwest corner of Harvard Hills and Crowley Road in Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois. The State alleged that Mont...
  • Illinois Appellate Court Denies Siting of Kankakee Landfill

    Posted by on December 15, 2009
    On December 4, 2009, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, issued an opinion in the case of County of Kankakee v. Illinois Pollution Control Board, No. 3-04-0271.  At issue in this case was an application by Town & Country Utilities, Inc. and Town & Country and Kankakee Regional Landfill, LLC to site a landfill within the City of Kankakee, Illinois.  The proposed landfill...
  • U.S. EPA Confirms School Property Not Contaminated By Drycleaner

    Posted by on December 14, 2009
    According to a recent article in the River Forest Leaves newspaper, the U.S. EPA conducted testing to confirm that the soil at St. Luke Parish School in River Forest is environmentally safe. The school is across the street from River Forest Dry Cleaners, located at 7613 Lake Street.  The dry cleaners is listed on Illinois EPA's Site Remediation Program database, and, according to the article,...
  • Environmental Register for November 2009

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    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register publication for November 2009. The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, an appellate court update, a rulemaking update, a summary of actions of the Board, a summary of new cases, and the Board's calendar. I will be blogging about some of the news contained in this publication. Stay tun...

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