Atrazine and Phosphorus
1:16 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Condition of Spring Lake and Its Watershed

Spring Lake
Credit Rich Egger

A water resource specialist believes a great deal has been done to clean up the Spring Lake watershed in western Illinois.

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WIUM Local
4:16 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

IEPA: High Atrazine levels in Spring Lake in 2012

The levels of atrazine in Spring Lake exceeded limits in 2012 as well.
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois EPA issued a report last month, saying the water in Spring Lake in Macomb had elevated levels of the herbicide atrazine.

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Top Stories
5:16 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

High Levels of Herbicide in Spring Lake

Shoreline of Spring Lake which has levels of atrazine that exceed its TMDL - total maximum daily limit.
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois EPA said it detected higher than acceptable levels of a crop herbicide in the lake that provides Macomb much of its water.

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Company Claims Sensitive Info
3:07 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Group Wants Syngenta Documents Released

A map provided by the USGS that shows the distribution of Atrazine in drinking water across the US.

An environmental group wants to make public all of the court documents related to a settlement involving Syngenta and water contamination from one of its herbicides.

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Class action suit covers IL, IA and MO
2:29 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Syngenta Pays 105 Million for Contaminating Drinking Water


Under a recent class-action lawsuit, agricultural chemical company Syngenta will have to pay cities and towns across the Midwest for contaminating water supplies with the herbicide atrazine. This includes several in Western Illinois.

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