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.
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.
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 – A local nonprofit organization is hosting free collections for electronics and appliances and prescription pills in celebration of America Recycles Day.
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.
The Clinton Landfill also has a case pending with the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding "offensive and malodorous emissions of landfill gas."
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.
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.
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.