Environment

Environment

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."

EPA close to scheduling comment period on Clinton landfill PCB request

CLINTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be close to announcing a public comment period on a Clinton landfill's request to accept polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs.

Electronics items recycling drop-off set for this morning

CHAMPAIGN – Area residents can bring old or unwanted electronics items for recycling to a countywide residential electronics collection today (Saturday, Nov. 6).

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, C. Drivers are asked to use the entrance off Olympian Drive.

New private recycling dropoff planned for Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Frequent users of the city's recycling dropoff center who were wondering where they would bring their recyclables when the center closes need no longer worry – if they're willing to pay for the service.

Some Homer residents must boil water after pipe breaks

HOMER — Water customers on the southeast side of Homer are being asked to boil their cooking and drinking water for several days.