"Polluter Preps Passaic River For Decade-Long Clean-Up"

"NEWARK — A $165 million agreement reached by the federal government with one of the companies potentially responsible for contaminating a stretch of the Passaic River will allow early stages of cleanup to begin on one of the nation's most polluted bodies of water, officials said."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 10/06/2016

E. Chicago Residents Fleeing Lead Contamination Find Few Housing Options

"For Nayesa Walker, the clock started ticking just over a month ago. On Sept. 1, she was given 60 days to find a new home after East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland abruptly announced that the public housing complex where she and her three children live would be demolished. The land is contaminated with lead and arsenic."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 10/05/2016

Protection Of Illinois River From Coal Ash In Regulatory Gray Area

"As a persistent rain pelts the clear, swift Middle Fork of the Vermilion River on a mid-September day, the water swells and rises. Clumps of tree roots hang precariously over the river, exposed by the crumbly, receding banks. Where the bank is firmer, the water has carved out tiny caves."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 10/03/2016


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