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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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

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