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.
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.
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 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.