$20-million in 2011
12:59 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Report says Coal Costs IL Money Overall

Report says the coal industry cost IL 20 million in 2011.
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The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the group Downstream Strategies have issued a report saying the coal industry is actually a drain on the Illinois economy.

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640 Pollution Violations
9:15 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Delayed Action: The Industry Mine

Effluent pond at the Industry Mine site
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The Illinois Pollution Control Board found that the coal mine near Industry violated its water pollution permit more than 600 times.

Tri States Public Radio's series, Delayed Action: The Industry Mine, examines the violations, why it took the state so long to take legal action, and why despite all the violations  the state renewed the mine’s permit.

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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

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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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Removes Time Limit to Comply with Rules
2:47 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

US EPA OK's Missouri Rule Change on Pollution

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The US EPA has agreed to allow Missouri’s  Department of Natural Resources  to relax its rules when it comes water pollution enforcement.

Missouri has gotten the go-ahead to extend how long it gives those in violation of their water pollution permits to get into compliance.

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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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