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Toxic Waste Disposal: Champaign Residents Fight Landfill Company

Toxic Waste Disposal: Champaign Residents Fight Landfill Company

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Opponents of a plan to dispose of toxic waste at a landfill above a central Illinois aquifer are urging more members of the public to join their fight.

According to The Champaign News-Gazette, opponents at a meeting Saturday in Champaign suggested a boycott of the company that owns the Clinton Landfill. They also encouraged people to call Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and ask him to pull the landfill’s permits.

Champaign County Board Chairman Al Kurtz says: “The key is take action.”

The Mahomet Aquifer supplies drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in central Illinois. The company that owns the Clinton Landfill wants to store PCBs at the site and says a liner would protect the aquifer.

Quinn has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block the proposal.

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