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Quinn Spokesman Says Hundred-of-Thousands Illinoisans Water Protected With Quinn Mandate

Earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to take immediate action to keep polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste out of the Clinton Landfill.

According to Dave Blanchette, Spokesman for Governor Quinn, the Governor’s order is based on a response from the DeWitt County Board received by IEPA on Friday, July 25. Blanchette notes the County Board responded with exactly what they were hoping for.

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Illinois law allows the IEPA to modify a landfill permit upon the discovery that a decision was made using false or misleading information. According to Blanchette, the Illinois EPA will issue a modified permit for the Landfill this week.

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The Mahomet Aquifer is a system of river basins and surface waters that supplies water to portions of Cass, Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Tazewell, Vermilion and Woodford Counties.

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