EPA http://northernpublicradio.org en City's Rain Gardens Save Environment, And More http://northernpublicradio.org/post/citys-rain-gardens-save-environment-and-more-0 <p></p><p>August 27, the <a href="http://www.aurora-il.org/">Aurora </a>City Council approved a contract to build a series of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_garden">rain gardens</a> on the city’s east side. The city is trying to meet federal and state clean water requirements, and believes rain gardens offer a good alternative to traditional methods of water management. As it turns out, that’s not all they do.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:20:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 35696 at http://northernpublicradio.org City's Rain Gardens Save Environment, And More Wedron Residents Could Get New Water Supply http://northernpublicradio.org/post/wedron-residents-could-get-new-water-supply <p></p><p>In the coming months, there could be a new water source for residents in a tiny northern Illinois town dealing with contamination issues. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:57:17 +0000 Mike Moen 31221 at http://northernpublicradio.org Wedron Residents Could Get New Water Supply Small Town Consumed By Toxic Water Mess http://northernpublicradio.org/post/small-town-consumed-toxic-water-mess <p></p><p>For several weeks, WNIJ has been following the probe into groundwater contamination in the small town of Wedron. In our latest report, we learn about the long road ahead for this LaSalle County community as it tries to eliminate a problem that has consumed the area in many ways. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:35:08 +0000 Mike Moen 29068 at http://northernpublicradio.org Small Town Consumed By Toxic Water Mess EPA Meets With Businesses Linked To Wedron Case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/epa-meets-businesses-linked-wedron-case <p></p><p>EPA officials are talking to businesses suspected of being the responsible for contaminated groundwater in a LaSalle County community. A meeting was held this week to discuss some of the initial findings from a U.S. EPA investigation. Officials have found high levels of benzene in a number of private wells in the town of Wedron. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:00:46 +0000 Mike Moen 27134 at http://northernpublicradio.org EPA Meets With Businesses Linked To Wedron Case Small Town Attracts Big Name To Help With Toxic Water Mess http://northernpublicradio.org/post/small-town-attracts-big-name-help-toxic-water-mess <p></p><p>Concerns are growing over contaminated groundwater in a small northern Illinois community. Residents in <a href="http://illinois.hometownlocator.com/il/lasalle/wedron.cfm">Wedron</a> report a strong gas odor coming from their spigots. Frustrated over the government’s response, they’ve asked a famed activist to help get some answers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:34:25 +0000 Mike Moen 26848 at http://northernpublicradio.org Small Town Attracts Big Name To Help With Toxic Water Mess