CHICAGO (CBS) — After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports U.S. Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin joined Gov. Pat Quinn, other elected officials, activists, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Susan Hedman to celebrate the $150 million cleanup of a Superfund site in Waukegan Harbor.
“Waukegan Harbor was designated an Area of Concern primarily due to of PCB contamination from Outboard Marine Corporation,” Hedman said.
Cameron Davis, who helped form the Waukegan Harbor Citizens’ Advisory Group in the 1990s, has since become a senior advisor at the EPA.
“Waukegan Harbor was once called ‘The World’s Worst PCB Mess,’” he said.