Wedron

Mike Moen/WNIJ

It appears there are new environmental concerns in a small northern Illinois town dealing with a toxic-water mess. Soil samples are at the center of the latest phase of the investigation in the community of Wedron.

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.

EPA

Federal officials say residents in a small northern Illinois town affected by contaminated groundwater are safe from the problem. But for how long?

EPA Probe In Wedron Winding Down

Apr 24, 2014
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. 

A lawsuit has been filed in connection with a toxic water investigation in northern Illinois.

EPA Continues Work In Wedron

Sep 19, 2013
Mike Moen/WNIJ

This week, the U.S. EPA updated residents in the unincorporated town of Wedron about its next step to protect them from contaminated groundwater. Several private wells in this LaSalle County community have tested positive for elevated levels of benzene.

Wedron Residents Could Get New Water Supply

Jun 10, 2013
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.

Small Town Consumed By Toxic Water Mess

Apr 29, 2013
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.

EPA Will Continue To Monitor Wedron Water

Apr 5, 2013

The federal EPA says its most recent testing of contaminated groundwater in Wedron has turned up no additional cases. Eight private wells in the LaSalle County town are said to have elevated levels of benzene.

EPA Meets With Businesses Linked To Wedron Case

Mar 20, 2013

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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