5:35 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Lawsuit Filed In Response To Wedron Groundwater Case

Wedron, IL

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

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5:34 am
Thu September 19, 2013

EPA Continues Work In Wedron

Wedron, IL
Credit 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.

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6:57 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Wedron Residents Could Get New Water Supply

Wedron ,IL
Credit 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.

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6:35 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Small Town Consumed By Toxic Water Mess

Wedron, Il
Credit 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.

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4:23 am
Fri April 5, 2013

EPA Will Continue To Monitor Wedron Water

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.

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Wedron case
6:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

EPA Meets With Businesses Linked To Wedron Case

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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6:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Small Town Attracts Big Name To Help With Toxic Water Mess

Stephanie Thompson holding a milk jug she says is full of contaminated well water

Concerns are growing over contaminated groundwater in a small northern Illinois community. Residents in Wedron report a strong gas odor coming from their spigots. Frustrated over the government’s response, they’ve asked a famed activist to help get some answers.

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