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Illinois at Risk: Lax safeguards and no enforcement endanger the water, air and lives of residents near coal ash dumps
August 17, 2011
In a new report released today titled "Illinois at Risk: Lax Safeguards and No Enforcement Endanger the Water, Air & Lives of Residents Near State’s Numerous Coal Ash Dumps" Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) document new groundwater data and profiles of 10 contamination sites across the state showing the Illinois EPA's failure to protect residents from coal ash pollution.
At the same time, Illinois Representatives have voted to take away U.S. EPA's ability to implement federally enforceable safeguards which would prevent coal ash contamination cases from happening in the future, and guarantee that existing contamination sites are closed in a safe manner.
Read the EIP/PRN news release here.
Read the EIP/PRN report here.
Listen to the August 17th news event here.