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7:29 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Continues To Develop Plan To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Levels

Credit ISAWWA.org

Illinois regulators continue to develop a plan to reduce the state's output of greenhouse gasses.

The state EPA and commerce commission are proposing a federal rule. It would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants. The Rev. Brian Sauder heads an environmental advocacy group.

"So we stand here today with 20,000 -- more than 20,000 petitions addressed to Gov. Quinn thanking him for saying that he supports President Obama in rolling out this Clean Power Plan. "
--- Rev. Brian Sauder

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-Illinois
5:31 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Local Governments To Receive More Than $1.5 Million In Grants From Illinois EPA

A number of local governments across Illinois are getting money to inspect pollution-control facilities and to investigate complaints about illegal dumping.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Contamination Probe Takes New Direction In Northern Illinois Town

Wedron, IL
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

It appears there are new environmental concerns in a small northern Illinois town dealing with a toxic-water mess. Soil samples are at the center of the latest phase of the investigation in the community of Wedron.

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Environmental
6:03 am
Mon August 4, 2014

25 Years Of Removing Underground Storage Tanks In Illinois

Credit Illinois EPA

In 1989, Illinois established the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program. Officials say the ongoing groundwater contamination probe in the town of Wedron highlights the importance of the program.

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Environmental
5:34 am
Tue May 13, 2014

New Tests Show Mixed Results For Small Town Dealing With Toxic Water

Credit EPA

Federal officials say residents in a small northern Illinois town affected by contaminated groundwater are safe from the problem. But for how long?

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Environmental
5:36 am
Thu April 24, 2014

EPA Probe In Wedron Winding Down

Wedron, IL
Credit Mike Moen

Federal EPA officials say they're close to wrapping up their investigation into a toxic-water case in a small northern Illinois town. The agency says the brutal winter hampered their probe into contaminated groundwater in Wedron. 

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-Illinois
6:20 am
Fri September 6, 2013

City's Rain Gardens Save Environment, And More

Credit Guy Stephens / WNIJ

August 27, the Aurora City Council approved a contract to build a series of rain gardens 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.

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Environment
6:57 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Wedron Residents Could Get New Water Supply

Wedron ,IL
Credit Mike Moen

In the coming months, there could be a new water source for residents in a tiny northern Illinois town dealing with contamination issues.

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Illinois
6:35 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Small Town Consumed By Toxic Water Mess

Wedron, Il
Credit Mike Moen

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.

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Wedron case
6:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

EPA Meets With Businesses Linked To Wedron Case

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.

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