mahomet aquifer protection alliance
Risk Posed by Clinton Landfill Focus of 'Mahomet
Aquifer Matters' Meeting Nov. 2 in Clinton
Regional Alliance, Area Legislators Update on Efforts to Address Potential Groundwater Contamination from PCB Chemical-Waste Landfill
A public meeting "Mahomet Aquifer Matters" will be held with central Illinois stakeholders on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will review current issues and legal challenges addressing risks from the proposed PCB chemical-waste landfill at Clinton, as well as its potential contamination of groundwater in the Mahomet Aquifer.
Presenters will include area legislators and regional organizations who are taking steps to address the contamination risks posed by the currently operating chemical-waste unit as well as the proposal to accept PCB-contaminated waste regulated by the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.
Among others, Sen. Michael Frerichs (D-Gifford) and Sen. Chapin Rose (R- Mahomet) are scheduled to speak concerning the intra-agency working group reviewing ongoing contamination and other regulatory issues at Clinton Landfill.
Representatives of the central Illinois governmental coalition opposing the proposed landfill through an ongoing lawsuit filed before the Illinois Pollution Control Board will also be present, giving updates on the legal initiative against the landfill's permit granted by the Illinois EPA.
Allen Wehrmann, hydrologist with Layne-Hydro and project consultant to the regional coalition, will also present an update on the coalition's pending application to the U.S. EPA to designate the Mahomet Aquifer as a sole-source of drinking water for over 750,000 people in central Illinois.
This meeting has also been labeled a Chautauqua.