Chicago Tribune: City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap waterPosted Feb 12, 2016
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that MayorRahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city.
In a peer-reviewed study, researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency foundalarming levels of the brain-damaging metal can flow out of household faucets for years after... Read More »
Chicago Sun-Times: Mussels & DuPage: Urban Stream Research CenterPosted Feb 12, 2016
As Jessi DeMartini led us toward the lab of the Urban Stream Research Center Saturday, she said to a kid, “I am a crappy fisherman. And I always end up looking for mussels anyway.”
She meant crappy as slang; not crappie, the delectable panfish.
Good thing mussels fascinate her. She is a streams ecologist and coordinator of the center for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
KFVS: IL EPA reports coal slurry contamination in Saline Co.Posted Feb 12, 2016
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett referred an enforcement action against The American Coal Company to the Illinois Attorney General's office.
The coal company is accused of releasing coal slurry into Bethel Creek, affecting a home in Saline County.
The agency is seeking an order to require the company to immediately cease the discharge of coal slurry and other contaminants from the facility and maintain 24-hour cleanup operations until further notice, as well as... Read More »
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