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Illinois Environmental News Update

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 civil penalties to the Illinois EPA and $63,782 to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the value of the aquatic life allegedly destroyed by the discharge. http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2011_12/20111219b.html

(2) Congress approves $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-year program aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes’ biggest environmental problems, from invasive species to river bottoms laced with toxic chemicals. http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4664bd1a68f24cb3b699e0493e390738.html

(3) East St. Louis school board President Lonzo Greenwood filed a lawsuit against Illinois Power Co. and a natural gas supplier, alleging they allowed carcinogens to contaminate his property. http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/240514-esl-school-board-president-sues-illinois-power-claiming-pcbs-entered-property

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