EPA Aims To Remove Polluted Soil From 167 East Chicago HomesIn 2016, over 1,000 people were forced from the West Calumet Housing Complex after tests found high lead levels in blood samples from some children and some yards with lead levels over 70 times the U.S. safety standard.
4 Illinois Communities Get $2M For Wastewater TreatmentTopping the list is a $1.5 million grant to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Illinois EPA Launches Online Community Water System ReportsThe EPA estimates that Illinois has 3.7 million water lines. Of those, about 415,000 are made of lead. About 319,000 are made of copper and potentially contain lead solder.
Illinois State Health Department Report Shows Higher Than Normal Number Of Cancer Cases Near SterigenicsA new report from the state health department revealed a higher than normal number of cases of several cancer types for people living near the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook.
Sterigenics Statement Regarding the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Cancer Incidence ReportSterigenics released the following statement Friday regarding the Illinois Department of Public Health's cancer incidence report.
Matt Haller, 45, Is First Litigant To Pass Away After Filing A Lawsuit Against Sterigenics: 'To Think This Company Could Have Literally Been Behind My Death Is Shocking'He battled cancer and fought to get the word out about a dangerous chemical coming from a plant near his home. Matt Haller lost his fight against cancer, but before he died, he wanted to share a message with CBS 2's Dave Savini.
Sterigenics, EPA Release Statements Regarding Air Quality TestsSterigenics and the EPA released the following statements after the EPA performed air quality tests after the Sterigenics plant was ordered to stop using ethylene oxide.
U.S. EPA Tests Soil In Mount Greenwood For Hazardous Chemicals"People who get exposed to it, they can get cancer at high enough levels."
After CBS 2 Investigators Report, Senator Durbin Calls For Investigation Into SterigenicsCalling this an urgent health crisis, Senator Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday demanded the EPA find a third-party environmental engineering firm to identify a way to reduce emissions.
Growing List Of People Calls For Sterigenics To Shut DownNumerous levels of government -- from mayor to state lawmaker to members of Congress -- on Friday demanded the EPA immediately take action against the Willowbrook sterilization company.
EPA Test Results Show Sterigenics Emitting High Levels Of Cancer-Causing ChemicalFrom the yard signs to their rallying cries, for months some Willowbrook residents have taken aim at Sterigenics, a medical device sterilization company that emits ethylene oxide into the air -- a known cancer-causing chemical.
"Do It With A Smile On Your Face And No Money In Your Pocket": Shutdown Leaves Federal Employees Without PayOn day five of the federal government’s partial shutdown, around 420,000 essential federal employees are still working without pay and many are not at all happy about it.
List Of Communities Asking For Sterigenics To Close GrowsIn a letter, the Western Springs president asks Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for an immediate, temporary shutdown of the facility.
Group Seeks 2nd Hearing On Tainted NW Indiana Site's CleanupThe East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn't have a chance to speak at a November 29 hearing due to a time limit and the cleanup plan's complicated nature.
Sterigenics Dismisses Claims It Emits Cancer-Causing GasThe company cited a recent EPA test, which didn't detect cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions in the air near homes, schools and parks.