Illinois EPA

20k gallons of corn syrup spilled in S.R.
7:30 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

IL EPA Wants AG to Take Action in Spoon River Spill

The Illinois EPA wants the Attorney General's office to take action against the Keokuk Junction Railway after a spill.

The Illinois EPA wants law enforcement action against the owners of a railway which spilled thousands of gallons of corn syrup into a river in Fulton County last week.

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Result of Federal Ruling.
3:05 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

IL Writes New Rules for Factory Farms, CAFO's


The Illinois Pollution Control board is in the process of drafting new rules regulating large scale factory farms often called confined animal feeding operations or CAFO’s. An environmental group thinks the current proposals could use strengthening.

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Does not want to renew permit at Industry mine.
2:27 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit

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The company which operates the Industry Coal mine recently was found to have committed over six hundred water pollution violations. Springfield Coal also wanted to renew the mining permit for it’s mine near Industry.

The same day a press conference was to be held protesting the renewal of it’s mining permit, the company withdrew the application.

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