peat mining

Environmental
6:46 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Peat Mining Under Scrutiny In Northern Illinois

A look at a peat mining facility in Whiteside County
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

A northern Illinois county known for its rich farmland faces questions about how some of that land is being used. Peat mining is a key industry in Whiteside County. Supporters say it provides jobs, and creates opportunities for more open water habitats. But some residents wonder if the payoff is worth it.

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