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News Update

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 take decades to achieve and could cost more than $200 million.”  Click here to see the entire story.

(2) The City of Aurora is hosting four environmental-related events: the Paddlesport Festival, the Green Fest, the Aurora Farmers Market, and the Louche Puce Market.  Click here to see the entire story.

(3) Waste Management Inc. is reportedly making plans for a $23 million project to repurpose land in Joliet now used to store a nearly three-story heap of phosphogypsum, a byproduct made when turning phosphate rock into sodium tripolyphosphate (the primary ingredient in laundry detergent), that has been there since at least the 1950s.  Click here to see the entire story.

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments. To set up a free initial consultation to discuss your legal matter, please contact Dave Scriven-Young at (312) 239-9722 or

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