Meeting to discuss potential risks to the Mahomet Aquifer at a summit meeting in Normal, Il, on 2/22/14: The town of Normal and city of Bloomington are hosting a summit to address the latest issues concerning the placement of a toxic PCB waste dump site over the Mahomet Aquifer in Central Illinois. The Area Disposal landfill near Clinton continues to seek a special US EPA permit to accept the higher concentrations of PCB’s in their municipal solid waste landfill. The meeting will also update the status of the Sole Source Aquifer Designation application. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Uptown Station in Normal. In addition to engineering and legal discussions, citizen advocates and elected officials will also participate in the summit. See you there!
There are many questions about how to best protect and preserve the Mahomet Aquifer, but when it comes to an irreplaceable water source for 750,000 people and businesses in 14 counties I think this article says it all: Why risk it?
Thank you to Tom Kacich of The News-Gazette for your thoughtful approach to the many issues facing Central Illinois about the issue of dumpling toxic, hazardous substances like PCB’s over our water.