Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

There is increased attention on water quality across the nation as a result of elevated levels of lead in Flint, Michigan.

For the past several years, the unincorporated community of Wedron, in LaSalle County, has been dealing with its own water woes.

EPA: Wedron Groundwater Contamination Site

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.


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.