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State pollution board orders Chicago River cleanup

By Michael Hawthorne Tribune reporter 2:42 p.m. CDT, June 2, 2011 The Illinois Pollution Control Board today took the first step toward designating stretches of the Chicago River, Cal-Sag Channel and Little Calumet River safe for “primary contact,” a legal term that includes activities such as kayaking, canoeing, boating, wading …

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State EPA targeting Markham businessman in effort to curb illegal dumping

By Joel Hood, Tribune reporter January 9, 2011 Promising to crack down on those who illegally dump garbage in poor, urban pockets of southern Cook County, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is targeting a prominent Markham businessman who in 2009 scored a $6 million waste removal contract with the city …

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Downers Grove update: Village gives water report

The village of Downers Grove purchases Lake Michigan water that is supplied by the city of Chicago via the DuPage Water Commission. Recently, some questions have been raised regarding the quality of Chicago water. Specifically, testing of Chicago tap water by an independent agency indicated the presence of chromium 6, …

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EPA sets deadlines for pipeline spill cleanup

December 18, 2010 10:07 AM The EPA order issued Friday requires the companies to develop plans to finish the cleanup and restoration of the spill area. EPA officials say the spill is near wetlands that house several endangered species. Federal officials say about 21,000 gallons of oil were released in …

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