SPRINGFIELD — The public will be able to track activity and pollution control efforts at Clinton Landfill through a new website, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
Visitors will be able to see inspection reports for landfill, a list of permit applications and an overview of the facility’s history, design, and groundwater monitoring requirements.
Peoria Disposal Co., the parent company of the landfill operator, has a pending application for the storage of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste at the site. The controversial request remains pending before the U.S. EPA, but many oppose it because they fear contamination of the underlying Mahomet Aquifer.
“This webpage will be a valuable resource to everyone who is committed to protecting the Mahomet Aquifer now and in the future,” said IEPA Director Lisa Bonnett in a prepared statement. “IEPA will continue working with local governments and our partners in the community to do everything we can to ensure that Clinton Landfill No. 3 is properly monitored and the water in the aquifer remains free of contamination.”
The IEPA said PCBs have never been confirmed to be present in any community water supply in Illinois.
The website can be found at: www.epa.state.il.us/community-relations/fact-sheets/clinton-3/index.html