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Tribune reporterWhen the state ordered Crestwood officials nine years ago to test their community well for toxic chemicals, they said it wasn't necessary because all of the village's drinking water came from Lake Michigan. "This sampling would not apply to our facility,...
Tribune staff reporterInspectors began testing soil and groundwater Monday near Crestwood's contaminated well, taking the first step in an attempt to determine how much of the toxic chemicals people consumed for more than two decades. Seeking to trace the path of dry-cleaning...
Tribune reporterTests of groundwater and soil last month near Crestwood's contaminated well failed to detect any troublesome chemicals, according to results the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency posted online Wednesday. The EPA is considering more tests, a top...
Change of SubjectThis morning, "my Tribune colleague Michael Hawthorne took readers on a tour through the conflicting claims on global warming. We ran a climate change questions and answers package along with it," writes James Janega at TribNation. Hawthorne underscores...
Tribune reporterIn a pool of water just a football field away from Lake Michigan, about 1,000 tons of highly radioactive fuel from the scuttled Zion Nuclear Power Station is waiting for someplace else to spend a few thousand years. The wait just got longer. President...
Tribune staff reporterRebuffing bipartisan pressure from members of Congress, the Bush administration's top environmental regulator on Tuesday declined to stop the BP refinery in northwest Indiana from dumping more pollution into Lake Michigan. Stephen Johnson,...
Tribune staff reporterResponding to a groundswell of protests from politicians and the public, BP and Indiana regulators agreed Wednesday to reconsider a permit that allows the Midwest's largest oil refinery to significantly increase the amount of toxic waste dumped into...
Tags: Barack Obama, Lakes and Ponds, Indiana, Water Pollution, Fishing
Tribune staff reporterThe massive BP oil refinery in Whiting, Ind., is planning to dump significantly more ammonia and industrial sludge into Lake Michigan, running counter to years of efforts to clean up the Great Lakes. Indiana regulators exempted BP from state...
Tribune reportersChicago officials have never tested the city and suburban water supply for pharmaceuticals and other unregulated chemicals, even as concern grows about the possible health effects of trace amounts of drugs in drinking water. So the Tribune and RedEye did...
Tags: Death, Bipolar Disorder, 3M Co., Waukegan, Regional Authority
Tribune reporterSAGINAW, Mich.—The battle over dioxin contamination in this economically stressed region had been raging for years when a top Bush administration official turned up the pressure on Dow Chemical to clean it up. On Thursday, following months of...
Tribune reporterA swig of soda or a bite of a candy bar might be sweet, but a new study suggests that food made with corn syrup also could be delivering tiny doses of toxic mercury. For the first time, researchers say they have detected traces of the silvery metal in...
Chicago TribuneFederal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...
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