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Waukegan Harbor

EPA Declares “World’s Largest PCB Mess” At Waukegan Harbor Clean

After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.

08/05/2014

Indiana Harbor Shipping Canal (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Indiana Harbor Dredging To Resume Next Month

An estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.

03/14/2014

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Emanuel Announces New School For Southeast Side

New school aimed at easing overcrowding at two existing schools in East Side neighborhood, but parents worry existing schools won’t get needed repairs, upgrades.

09/16/2013

The Chicago River (CBS)

Study: Risk Of Getting Sick On Chicago River Same As Other Waterways

A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has concluded that even though the Chicago River is full of wastewater, it has no greater risk of making people sick than other waterways.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Report: Same-Day Surgery Centers Pose Contamination Threat

Same-day surgery centers may offer convenience, but they also may put patients at risk for contamination.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Great Lakes Beaches Most Frequently Contaminated

An annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Sink Water Generic

Study: Chicago Tap Water Contains Cancer-Causing Metal

There’s a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–12/20/2010