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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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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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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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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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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6:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Small Town Attracts Big Name To Help With Toxic Water Mess

Stephanie Thompson holding a milk jug she says is full of contaminated well water

Concerns are growing over contaminated groundwater in a small northern Illinois community. Residents in Wedron 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.

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