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Illinois Environmental News Update

Here’s your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet:

(1) State of Illinois sues the City of Markham for allegedly violating the IL Environmental Protection Act by not having a backflow contamination control in its water supply system for at least six months.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8494027

(2) Illinois EPA officials have told Maeystown, IL officials that babies younger than 6 months should not drink the water there because nitrate levels are too high.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/295564/3/EPA-issues-water-warning-in-Maeystown

(3) The owner of a Joliet shopping center, RMS Properties, Inc., has agreed to pay $110,000 in fines as part of a consent order agreement to resolve allegations of violating rules for proper asbestos removal.
http://triblocal.com/joliet/2012/01/06/mall-owner-pays-110k-in-fines-for-asbestos-removal-violations/

(4) ComEd, ramping up a $2.6-billion investment program under the new “smart grid” law, plans to spend $233 million this year to install smart meters throughout Northern Illinois and beef up its power grid to better withstand storms.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120106/NEWS11/120109864/comed-ramping-up-smart-grid-program-with-223-million-investment

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