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Illinois Environmental News Update

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 Control Paper, “Inventory of Available Controls for Aquatic Nuisance Species of Concern – Chicago Area Waterway System”. The paper identifies the range of options or technologies available to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. http://www.glmris.anl.gov/documents/interim/anscontrol/index.cfm
(3) Cook County Inspector General’s report alleges that, for years, highway workers have been dumping roadway and  sewer waste at a pair of work yards, creating large mounds that potentially could be contaminating the environment. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-watchdog-questions-cook-county-highway-workers-debris-dumping-20111221,0,1608061.story

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