Governor asks federal EPA to protect aquifer

By Andy Miller |

Published 05/16 2014 03:46PM

Updated 05/16 2014 05:17PM

ILLINOIS -- Opponents of a proposed toxic waste dump near Clinton are applauding Governor Quinn for a letter he sent to the U.S. EPA. In the letter, Quinn urges federal authorities to deny a company's request to dispose of toxic waste at the Clinton landfill.

There's concern waste could leak into the Mahomet Aquifer which supplies 100 million gallons of water a day to fifteen local counties. The company says the landfill's lining would contain the chemicals. Several mayors and Senators Mark Kirk (R) and Dick Durbin (D) have also expressed concern.

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