industry mine

600 Violations of Past Permit
3:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

IL Renews Industry Mine Pollution Permit

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The Illinois EPA has decided to renew a permit a for coal mine near Industry. The permit, called an NPDES permit, allows the mine to discharge certain amounts of pollutants into state waterways.

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DNR to consider permit for the North Canton Mine
3:31 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Canton Discusses Mine Permit Renewal

Public Hearing for the Renewal of the North Canton Mine's mining permit in Canton, IL
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The Illinois department of natural resources held a hearing in Canton to gather public comments on whether to renew a permit for a proposed coal mine near Canton Lake.

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DNR says its earlier decision was wrong.
2:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

IL DNR Revokes North Canton Mine Permit

View of Canton Lake
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has revoked a permit for a proposed coal mine just north of Canton in Fulton County.

The DNR had issued a mining permit for the “North Canton Mine” several years ago but the agency has now decided it did not follow its own guidelines when doing so.

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May Delay Penalties by Several Monthsl
3:04 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Coal Company Challenges Pollution Ruling

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Last month Springfield Coal challenged the Illinois Pollution Control Board’s ruling that the company violated its pollution permit over 600 times. 

The company is challenging the ruling and attorney Jessica Dexter of the Environmental Law and Policy Center says the motion could delay any decision on penalties until May.

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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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