Illinois water regulations tightenedPosted Apr 10, 2016
WSIL – Following the crisis in Flint, Michigan, Illinois regulators want to increase their speed when it comes to notifying water customers of systems that exceed the federal lead standard.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health have decided on a 10-day deadline to let customers know about the lead violations.
That is significantly quicker than the federal standard that states homeowners must be notified within 30 days.
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Progress IL: Duckworth, Quigley Propose Drinking Water Safety Legislation Posted Mar 17, 2016
U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL,5) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) introduced legislation in the House Thursday aimed at protecting America's drinking water supply from lead contamination.
The proposed legislation comes in the midst of the lead poisoning water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which is the subject of a congressional hearing being held today. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy are testifying at the... Read More »
WAND: IL. EPA to Increase Water Tests at Mahomet AquiferPosted Mar 11, 2016
CLINTON, IL – The Illinois EPA is increasing tests of ground water at the Clinton Landfill in Dewitt County.
State Senator Chapin Rose says, it’s important to test the landfill because of its location on the top of the Mahomet Aquifer.
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