Environment

Environment

Illinois EPA ups monitoring of large livestock farms

In response to an informal federal investigation, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has promised to keep a closer eye on large livestock farms in the state.

Attorney general's office probes fish kill near Mansfield

The investigation into a September spill that killed tens of thousands of fish near Mansfield is now being handled by the Illinois attorney general's office.

The spill happened in Lone Tree Creek, which flows into the Sangamon River. Damage was reported in the creek and the river.

Wind farm meeting for Loda-Paxton area canceled

LODA — Tonight’s informational meeting regarding a proposed wind farm near Loda and Paxton has been canceled.

Loda Mayor Carol Arseneau said a new date for the meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Ameren: No danger, but rotten smell, after abandoned line broken

CHAMPAIGN — An Ameren Illinois official says there is no danger after workers at the Fifth and Hill cleanup site Monday morning broke into an abandoned natural gas line.

Future unclear for Dynegy power station near Oakwood

OAKWOOD – Short term, it's business as usual at Dynegy's Vermilion Power Station near Oakwood.

But long term, the facility's future is uncertain, according to Dynegy Inc. officials.

Used motor oil to be collected at Carmack by Keep Vermilion County Beautiful

DANVILLE – Keep Vermilion County Beautiful will hold a used motor oil collection for the 2010 America Recycles Day.

The collection takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Carmack Car Capitol, 37224 N. Vermilion St.

"Cleaner communities attract business," said Jason Toellner, KVCB president.

Water authority says report questions landfill proposal

MONTICELLO – Members of a small, local water authority have vowed to continue to voice their concerns about a proposed chemical waste storage facility proposed for Clinton.

Danville nonprofit hosts free collection of electronics and old medicine

DANVILLE – A local nonprofit organization is hosting free collections for electronics and appliances and prescription pills in celebration of America Recycles Day.

Grant will help pay for geothermal system at Washington School in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district has received a $90,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help pay for a geothermal system at Washington Elementary School.

The grant will pay for one-third of the difference between the cost of a geothermal system and a conventional heating and cooling system.

Landfill has separate state pollution case

The Clinton Landfill also has a case pending with the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding "offensive and malodorous emissions of landfill gas."