Environmental Protection Agency news
The EPA on Tuesday proposed limiting the amount of harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water to the lowest level that tests can detect, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer.
ExxonMobil Joliet and Citgo Lemont refineries high on list of discharges reported by Environmental Integrity Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency previously completed about $4 million of emergency cleanup at the scrapyard at 78 Monroe Ave. after contaminants were found in the soil and in the Rock River
The city of Genoa is creating an inventory of residential water service lines in an effort to identify how many are lined with lead and need to be replaced. Residents should anticipate a public works employee could soon visit their home.
The Will County Center for Economic Development has received a $400,000 Brownfields Assessment grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, according to a recent press release.
Water main replacement projects on two DeKalb streets will soon begin, after the DeKalb City Council on Monday voted to approve the plans. Construction on 13th and 14th streets in DeKalb will replace water mains on both streets.
“I think that it’s a valuable infrastructure change,” Ward 1 Alderman Carolyn Morris said about a plan to replace lead-lined water service lines in DeKalb. "Over time, you’re just going to see these lead pipes degrade more and become a greater problem in the household."
The city of DeKalb is proposing a plan to use $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds to replace about 200 lead-lined water service lines for residents, according to city documents.