IEPA

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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Hydraulic Fluid Leak
10:05 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Contamination Clean-up Underway at WNIJ/WNIU

Barrels lined up behind Northern Public Radio's studios to collect contaminated water.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Cleanup crews are working to collect contamination caused by a broken elevator at Northern Public Radio’s studios in DeKalb. Anyone familiar with WNIJ and WNIU’s studios on First Street may have noticed an increasing number of containment barrels, tanks, and other equipment in the parking lot.

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Local
9:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IEPA Reports Violations In Cortland Leak

Illinois regulators have issued a report on this month’s landfill leak that sickened dozens of students and teachers at a DeKalb County school.

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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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