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

Syngenta Pays 105 Million for Contaminating Drinking Water

Credit http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/

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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