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Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that provides water for 750,000 people.

Quinn’s office said Monday that the state EPA will move to keep PCBs from being dumped in the Clinton Landfill near Clinton after learning that local approval of the landfill in 2002 didn’t include PCBs. The state EPA had earlier signed off on a plan by landfill-owner Area Disposal in Peoria and a subsidiary to store the toxic chemical compounds.

Many towns that sit over the Mahomet aquifer fear the groundwater could be contaminated by PCBs.

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