Waste Management

Environment
4:14 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Consultant To Present Findings From Cortland School Incident

Credit Google Maps

Dozens of students and staff at Cortland Elementary School received medical treatment Jan. 14 after complaining of nausea.

The smell from Waste Management's nearby landfill entered the school's ventilation system after  a construction worker unearthed old garbage. The company says strong winds carried the odor to the school.

DeKalb school district Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller says a certified industrial hygienist will present the findings of his investigation Thursday night (2/6/14).

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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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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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Waste Management
4:23 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Landfill Leak Sends Dozens Of Cortland Students To Hospital

Cortland Elementary School in relation to Waste Management's DeKalb County landfill.
Credit Google Maps

67 Cortland Elementary School students and staff members were admitted to Kishwaukee Hospital's emergency room today after complaining of nausea: they were sickened by a strong smell from the nearby Waste Management landfill.

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DeKalb Landfill Expansion
3:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Cortland Township Suit Against Landfill Stalls

Cortland Township electors vote on DeKalb landfill issues Thursday night.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

It was a long and contentious gathering in the Cortland Township maintenance garage last night: about 75 registered voters showed up to decide whether to take legal action to stop Waste Management’s planned landfill expansion there. 

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Landfill Expansion
2:45 am
Fri November 16, 2012

DeKalb Landfill Opponents Try Another Tactic

Cortland residents meet with members of Stop the Mega Dump,
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group fighting landfill expansion in DeKalb County is going to take a new approach, pulling township government into the case. 

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More Trash?
2:25 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Appellate Court Weighing Case Against DeKalb Landfill Expansion

Members of "Stop the Mega-Dump" plot their next move on the steps of the Second District Appellate Court in Elgin.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

The proposed expansion of the DeKalb County landfill is now in the hands of three appellate court judges.

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