Illinois EPA

Local
9:48 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Illinois EPA Probes Landfill Leak

The Illinois EPA continues to look into this week's incident at Cortland Elementary School.

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Science
1:25 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Redness, foam in area rivers rare but OK

If you’ve been worried about foam and a red cast in some of the branches of the Kishwaukee and Rock Rivers,you can relax.

It is not, according to the Illinois EPA, due to some unreported industrial or agricultural release. The EPA says investigations have determined that these are rare but natural occurrences. In this case, weather and water conditions in northwestern Illinois have been just right to promote growth of a particular type of algae.

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