Environmental groups vow to continue their fight against a state decision that allows a Peoria County landfill to treat electric arc furnace dust.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that the groups don't have legal standing to challenge the decision, which included de-listing the treated product as a hazardous waste.
Environmentalists claim the treated product could still produce dangers from dioxins, furans and other contaminants.
Joyce Harant belongs to Peoria Families Against Toxic Waste. She says with legal avenues now closed, the groups must seek another solution or legislative options.
The groups will try to determine if laws could be changed to allow citizens legal standing to sue.