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  • 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...
  • 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 15, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Settlement of lawsuit against Metropolitan Water Reclamation District formalizes deadlines to finish sections of the Deep Tunnel, but the entire system will not be completed until 2029. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-legal-settlement-to-force-completion-of-deep-tunnel-20111214...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update: Millennium Reserve Initiative

    Posted by on December 10, 2011
    The big environmental story on Friday was the announcement that more than 140,000 acres of land on Chicago’s Southeast Side that has served as an environmental dumping ground would be transformed into recreational and open space, under the “Millennium Reserve Initiative”.  The project will take billions of dollars and decades to complete.  To see the complete story, go to  http://www.sun...
  • Pollution Control Board Grants Summary Judgment Against Defendants Charged with Contaminating Land with PCB Waste

    Posted by on July 18, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued an opinion granting summary judgment in favor of the State and against the defendants in People v. Ward, Case No. PCB 10-72.  This case dealt with contaminated soil at a residence located at 202 Fackney Street, Carmi, White County, Illinois.  (more…)...
  • News Update

    Posted by on June 10, 2011
    Here is a summary of three news stories that recently appeared concerning Illinois environmental issues: (1) A report from the International Joint Commission, which advises the U.S. and Canadian governments on Great Lakes issues, shows that "artificially raising water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan to compensate for drop-offs caused by human tinkering is technologically feasible but would...
  • City of Chicago to Pay $220,380 to Settle Superfund Claims by EPA for 76th & Albany Site

    Posted by on December 21, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced in a Federal Register notice that it entered into an administrative agreement with the City of Chicago concerning the 76th & Albany hazardous waste site in Chicago, Illinois. According to this presentation from the City, the site (now known as the Gateway Park Industrial Complex) "had been the home of a drive-in theater and a ...

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