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Archive for December, 2011
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 22, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) EPA announces first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. http://rockrivertimes.com/2011/12/21/epa-issues-landmark-standard-for-mercury-air-toxics-pollution-from-coal-fired-power-plants/ (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publish the Aquatic Nuisance Species Co...
  • Reminder of Free Seminar: How Businesses Can Take Advantage of U.S. EPA’s Audit Policy

    Posted by on December 21, 2011
    As a reminder, tomorrow (December 22, 2011) is my free seminar on "How Businesses Can Take Advantage of U.S. EPA’s Audit Policy."  The seminar will take place at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois, from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm.  The Audit Policy provides incentives for businesses to self-report potential violations and to voluntarily come into compliance with ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

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    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Iroquois County swine facility settles allegations by the Illinois Attorney General's Office that the facility illegally discharged livestock waste in Spring Creek, killing more than 110,000 fish across more than 19 miles of the creek and a tributary. The consent order calls for $17,500 in civ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 20, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Illinois EPA awards the Village of Schaumburg a $43,278 Municipal Brownfields Redevelopment Grant to conduct environmental assessment activities at a former Murzyn-Anderson facility.  The grant will aid the Village in assessing the extent and impact of contamination left behind after years of ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 19, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) According to Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center, U.S. EPA signed a rule to curb toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants with three separate limits: one for mercury, a second for acid gases, and a third for particulate matter, which is used to target emissions of metals such as ch...
  • Public and Private Entities Settle State Enforcement Action Alleging Illegal Dumping of Waste at Clean Construction and Demolition Debris Facility

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulations and proposed settlements in People v. Reliable Materials Lyons, LLC, Case No. PCB 12-52.  This case concerned illegal dumping of waste taken from a 7.5 acre parcel of land located at 401 North Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, owned by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago ("CPS"), and disposed of at a cle...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

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    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) U.S. EPA is expected today to approve a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from the country's power plants. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/la-na-epa-mercury-20111216,0,95368.story (more…)...

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