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Illinois Environmental News Update–Holiday Weekend Edition

Here’s your Illinois environmental news update from the holiday weekend from across the internet:

(1) Citing tougher federal clean-air rules, Ameren Energy Resources commences shutdown of its coal- and oil-fired power plant on the Illinois River about 60 miles west of Springfield.

(2) Midwest Generation announces that its fleet of Illinois coal-fired power plants — including Waukegan Station — will comply with two sets of new environmental regulations developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by installing additional pollution controls.

(3) The Village of DePue is challenging private party risk assessments for Lake DePue showing no human health risk.

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