Indefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won’t cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.
As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, they say the person who’s supposed to fix it won’t.
The federal and state Environment Protection agencies filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming that the city’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District discharged untreated sewage into waterways in the Chicagoland area.
Kayaking, and even swimming safely, in the Chicago River in the future may not be such a far-fetched idea after all.
The Gary Sanitary District has discharged at least 6.8 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage to the bacteria-impaired Grand Calumet River and the flood-prone Little Calumet River