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Posts Tagged ‘mercury’
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Announces Regulatory Changes and Other News

    Posted by on March 13, 2018
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for February 2018.  The Board has the authority to adopt environmental standards and regulations for the State of Illinois and to adjudicate contested cases arising from the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and its implementing regulations.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board's work for the past ...
  • Toxics Release Inventory Analysis Shows Good News Nationally, Mixed Bag for Illinois

    Posted by on January 17, 2017
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual 2015 Toxics Release Inventory ("TRI") National Analysis, which tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.  This information is gathered from American facilities in different industries, which must report annually on how much of each chemical is released to the environ...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Juries Must Make Specific Findings For Calculation Of Environmental Criminal Fines

    Posted by on June 30, 2012
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently gave more responsibility to juries in the calculation of fines for environmental criminal violations and increased the burden on prosecutors.  In Southern Union Co. v. United States, No. 11-94 (June 21, 2012), the Court expanded to criminal fines the holding of Apprendi v. New Jersey, which provided that the Sixth Amendment reserves to juries the determination of a...
  • 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. (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publish the Aquatic Nuisance Species Co...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) U.S. EPA is expected today to approve a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from the country's power plants.,0,95368.story (more…)...
  • Administrative Law Judge Rules That Illinois’ Universal Waste Rule is not Enforceable by USEPA

    Posted by on May 6, 2011
    On May 5, 2011, Administrative Law Judge Barbara A. Gunning issued an order resolving EPA’s Motion for Partial Accelerated Decision in the matter of Mercury Vapor Processing Technologies, Inc., Docket No. RCRA-05-2010-0015.  This case dealt with a waste storage and treatment facility located in Riverdale, Illinois. USEPA alleged that between February 2005 and November 2007, the defendant rec...

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